Consultant - Field Representative
Location: Flexible (ideally based on the African continent), with frequent travel to African countries; occasional travel to Canada
Organization: The Stephen Lewis Foundation
The SLF is looking to expand its team of dynamic, progressive Field Representatives. We rely on the expertise of several experienced consultants who act as our key liaisons on-the-ground.
Field visits are a critical part of our funding process. Before we make a funding decision and throughout our partnership with funded organizations, our trusted Field Representatives will visit organizations to assess their ability to implement programmes, their connection to the community and their organizational systems. The field visits are also important opportunities to build relationships with our partners and foster an open, trusting and responsive relationship.
During a visit, the Field Representative will meet with programme staff and members of the board, as well as conduct one-on-one meetings with beneficiaries. They will look at the organization’s leadership structure and governance, review financial management systems and evaluate the budget and project proposal. Part of each visit also includes trips into the community to see the organization’s work first-hand.
Field Representatives do not make funding decisions; rather they provide essential recommendations and analysis that assist the SLF staff in Toronto support the ongoing growth and development of our partners and manage our overall project portfolio.
How to apply:
Please forward a cover letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2019 and note “Field Representative Roster” in the email subject line.
Please ensure that your cover letter responds to the following question:
- What do you feel is important for us to understand about you and your approach to assessing the impact of grassroots responses to HIV and AIDS in Africa?