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CALP Online: Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff – East and Southern Africa staff

12 July 2022


Application deadline: 10 August 2022


Please note that this round of applications is for staff based in the East and Southern Africa region, and the workshops will be held within this time zone.

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 12th September and will last for 12 weeks. As a learner, you will be expected to spend approximately 3 hours a week on this course. There are 9 weeks of learning with 3 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 on a Tuesday from 2 pm to 4 pm EAT time.
Workshop 1 – 13th September
Workshop 2 – 27th September
Workshop 3 – 18th October
Workshop 4 – 8th November
Workshop 5 – 22nd November
Workshop 6 – 29th November

Deadline for Applications: 10th of August 2022

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


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