CADRE OF TECHNICAL ADVISERS

The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers is a group of volunteer Rotarians who provide technical expertise and advice to Rotarians planning and carrying out Rotary grant projects around the world.
 

WHAT WE DO

Cadre members review, monitor, and evaluate projects and ensure grant funds are being used properly. Our assignments include:

  • Technical reviews. Cadre members evaluate the technical feasibility of a project and submit a written evaluation. Reviewers don’t travel or communicate with the project sponsors.
  • Site visits. An advance site visitor evaluates the technical feasibility of a proposed project. An interim monitor reports on the implementation of an ongoing project. A post project monitor evaluates the impact and resolution of a completed project. For these assignments, cadre members travel to the project site and meet with the project sponsors and the benefiting community.
  • Audits. Auditors evaluate the financial management and oversight of grant funds. Audits can be targeted or random. Cadre members travel to the project site and meet with the project sponsors and the benefiting community.
  • Operational audits. Cadre members assess the controls grant sponsors have to ensure qualification. This involves evaluating financial books, records, and documentation.

WHO WE ARE

We are experts in technical sectors that correlate to each of Rotary’s six areas of focus. In addition, our team of auditors reviews project finances and grant management. Cadre members include:

  • Lawyers, diplomats, teachers, social workers, mediators, arbitrators (peace and conflict prevention/resolution)
  • Obstetricians, doctors, nurses, midwives, public health professionals, epidemiologists (maternal and child health & disease prevention and treatment)
  • Civil, environmental, mechanical, and biological engineers, city planners (water and sanitation)
  • Teachers, community educators, education advocates, administrators (basic education and literacy)
  • Small-business owners, bankers, city planners, community organizers, real estate professionals, revitalization specialists, agronomists (economic and community development)
  • Accountants, financial advisers (auditing)
Areas of Focus
Examples of Professions
Maternal and child health
Obstetricians, doctors, nurses, midwives, public health professionals, epidemiologists, surgeons
   
Disease prevention and treatment
Obstetricians, doctors, nurses, midwives, public health professionals, epidemiologists, surgeons
   
Water and sanitation
Civil, environmental, mechanical and biological engineers, city planners
   
Basic education and literacy
Teachers, community educators, education advocates, administration
   
Economic and community development
Small-business owners, bankers, city planners, community organizers, real estate professionals, revitalization specialists, agronomists, micro credit experts
   
Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
Lawyers, diplomats, teachers, social workers, mediators, arbitrators
   
Financial auditors Auditors, accountants, financial advisers
 

Our technical coordinators help recruit cadre members and serve as leaders in each of the technical sectors.