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CALP Online: Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff – Americas and Anglophone West Africa

13 April 2023


Application deadline: 10 April 2023

Please note that this round of applications is for professionals based in the Americas and anglophone countries of West Africa only and the workshops will be held within time zones that are accessible to both regions. 

This course is structured around the project cycle and covers all of the key skills required to design, implement, and monitor cash and voucher assistance. The course is focused on a technical/programmatic perspective and incorporates examples and case studies from multiple sectors. Therefore, this course is for programme staff responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring cash and voucher programmes.  This course will be conducted in English. 


  • Understand how CVA is guided by key policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Describe how CVA needs to be integrated into the role of different teams throughout the project cycle.
  • Explain what assessment information is needed to inform response analysis.
  • Use market information to inform modality choice.
  • Understand how CVA can contribute to response objectives.
  • Identify the information needed for monitoring and evaluation of CVA
  • Identify how collaboration and coordination support quality CVA. 

How is the course delivered?
This course will be delivered remotely (online) using a range of methods including videos, e-learning, offline written group tasks, and facilitated interactive online workshops. 

How long is the course?
This course will start on May 18th and will last through July. As a learner, you will be expected to spend approximately three hours a week on this course. There are 10 weeks of learning with three check-in weeks built in for you to catch up on course work. It is equivalent to a 5-day face-to-face training in terms of learner time. 

The majority of learning is self-directed, meaning that you can watch the videos and complete the e-learnings at any time that suits you, however, attendance at the 6 facilitated online workshops is essential in order to complete the course and gain your certificate. The dates and times of these workshops will be confirmed once your registration has been completed and you have been accepted onto the course, however, the tentative dates are as follows: 

All workshops are between May 18 and July 20th 2023 for two hours at 10 am Panama / 11 am EST/15 UCT.

  • Workshop 1: May 18th  
  • Workshop 2: May 25th  
  • Workshop 3: June 15th 
  • Workshop 4: June 29th  
  • Workshop 5: July 13th 
  • Workshop 6: July 20th 


Deadline for Applications: 10 of April 2023, 11:59 Washington DC. 

Who to contact?
If you have any questions about the training please contact: . 


This work will be made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of CALP and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. 


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