CaLP Board Member
CaLP is looking for up to three new Board members to help shape the work and future direction of CaLP. We particularly welcome applications from individuals working for national CaLP member organisations, private sector CaLP member organisations and/or in countries where there are large CVA programmes.
There will be one space on the Board starting in November, and others becoming available due to Board rotation. Board members must be from members of the CaLP network. The work of the Board is voluntary.
CaLP is a dynamic global network of over 90 organisations engaged in the critical areas of policy, practice and research in humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and financial assistance more broadly. Collectively, CaLP members deliver the vast majority of humanitarian CVA worldwide.
What makes CaLP unique is its diversity. Members currently include local and international non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, specialist social innovation, technology and financial services companies, researchers and academics, and individual practitioners.
Together, and alongside our strategic partners, we seek to better meet the needs and improve the outcomes for women and men affected by crisis. To do this we ensure that CVA is a central, scalable component of quality, timely and appropriate humanitarian assistance, and that the need to sustain positive outcomes for people over the longer term is considered.
Strategy and Governance
In 2020, CaLP finalised a new strategy which will guide its work until 2025. This new strategy marks a watershed for CaLP and is the first CaLP strategy designed for the network – rather than the staff team – recognising that collective action is critical if we are to achieve the change that is both needed and possible. The shift to collective action will take time, require phased adjustment and learning by doing. Alongside the strategy an initial governance review has been undertaken.
Given the ambitious new strategy and emergent thinking regarding changes in governance, this is an extremely interesting time to join the CaLP board.
CaLP is hosted by some of its members and is not a separate legal entity. CaLP is governed by a Board of up to 13 individuals drawn from our membership, who guide its strategy and work. Currently we have 13 members and the Board functions in line with its Operational Document.
We are looking for up to three new members to join the Board, to help shape the work and future direction of CaLP. All Board positions are voluntary.
Being a member of the Board means being:
- Willing and able to work in the best interests of CaLP as a membership organisation rather than representing the individual interests of one agency or one issue
- Able to commit to attend at least 4 on-line board meetings per year
- Willing to attend CaLP online events on an occasional basis
Applying to be part of the CaLP Board
To apply to join the Board you must be working with an organisation that is currently a member of CaLP or be an individual expert who is a member of CaLP.
All applications are welcome. To complement the existing Board membership, we particularly welcome applications from individuals working:
- For national CaLP member organisations
- For private sector CaLP member organisations
- In countries where there are large CVA programmes
Expertise in knowledge management; CVA related data management; communications; or online learning particularly welcome.
People without a CVA background are welcome to apply – as the use of CVA is pan organisational and this needs to be better represented in the CaLP Board.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
The date for applications is 30th September 2021. Interviews will be scheduled in the first half of October, with a view to confirming new Board members in time for the November Board meeting.