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

27 February 2022

Application deadline: 27 February 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 will be conducted in English.

About the Course
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.

Course Aim
To support participants to be able integrate CVA into the design, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian programming.

– Understand how CVA is guided by key policies, standards and guidelines.
– Describe how CVA needs to be integrated into 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.

Who is this course for?
This course is for programme staff responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring cash transfer programmes. This group might include Programme Managers; Programme Officers; Technical Specialists from any sector ( security, livelihoods, WASH, Health, Shelter), MEAL Specialists.

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

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

How long is the course?
This course will start on 14th March* 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:

(*Please note this date was pushed back from 7th March on 14/02/22, as such the workshop dates below have been updated)

All workshops are on a Tuesday at 2pm to 4pm EAT time.
Workshop 1 – 15th March
Workshop 2 – 29th March

Workshop 3 – 20th April (Wednesday)
Workshop 4 – 10th May
Workshop 5 – 24th May
Workshop 6 – 31st May

If you would like to apply for this course, please complete this application formThe deadline for applications is 27th February, after which we will be in touch with individuals to let you know if you have been successful in your application.