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Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff Training: St. Lucia

27-31 May 2024

Castries, St. Lucia

Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) EMPOWER (Empowering Partner Organization Working in Emergency Responses) project, Caritas Antilles, and the CALP Network

Application deadline: 8 March 2024

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) EMPOWER (Empowering Partner Organization Working in Emergency Responses) project, Caritas Antilles, and the CALP Network are five days of in-person training for professionals based in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.


  • Understand how key norms, standards, and guidelines guide CVA.
  • Understand how CVA should 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 selection.
  • Understand how CVAs can contribute to response objectives.
  • Identify the information needed to monitor CVA.
  • Identify how collaboration and coordination support the quality of CVA.


This training module developed under the CALP Network methodology is aimed at professionals:

  • Without and/or with limited knowledge in CVA.
  • CVA technical advisors and program and monitoring staff from different humanitarian sectors (WASH, Food Security, Nutrition, Protection, Livelihoods, Health, Disaster Preparedness, etc.).
  • Working in organisations with experience and interest in implementing CVA in the context of humanitarian response and socio-economic inclusion.

Application requirements:

Completion of the online application, in this form, you should:

  • Share a short resume or LinkedIn profile.
  • Confirm participation approval from supervisor (e.g. letter or email).
  • Complete the courses Fundamentals of CVA and the Introduction to Market Analysis e-learning courses at Kaya Connect and share the download certificates with CALP.

Note: Please share a link share a link to the CV, certificates, and approval letter from any of the following platforms: (SharePoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, or WeTransfer). Candidates who submit their certificates at the time of application will be given priority.

Applications will be accepted until March 08, 2024, 11:59 pm (EST).

Selection criteria

  • Priority will be given to professionals who live and work in the Caribbean.
  • Inclusive and equitable participant selection and participation of all genders, types of organisations, skills and motivations.
  • There is a maximum of 20 spots for this training.

Preselected participants will be connected by February 27, 2024. The course is free; participants’ organisations are responsible for costs related to travel and lodging.

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