Consultancy to support the development of the State of the World’s Cash 2023
We are in search of consultants to support the development of the next edition of CALP’s State of the World’s Cash report in 2023. The consultants will work in partnership with CALP staff members (who will coordinate the process overall) to contribute directly to data collection, analysis, and write‐up.
The State of the World’s Cash (SOWC) report is the CALP Network’s flagship publication and an important reference for stakeholders working in and researching the use of CVA in humanitarian programming.
CALP published the first State of the World’s Cash Report (SOWC) in February 2018, and a second iteration in 2020 (SOWC2020). These reports provide a neutral and authoritative analysis of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA), including progress against collective targets to increase its scale and quality.
Since 2020 CVA has continued to increase in scale alongside increased global humanitarian need but global resources are now increasingly constrained. It is important to better understand the role that CVA could play in addressing needs in this context. We will be publishing the next SOWC report in 2023.
Essential profile of the consultants
Applications from consultancy teams and/or companies are welcome. Please note we have a strong preference for smaller teams (e.g., 2 or 3 people) of experienced consultants with substantial subject matter expertise. We are not looking for applications where the burden of work is placed on more inexperienced consultants with limited oversight from senior colleagues.
The consultants should have the following essential skills and knowledge:
- Substantial demonstrated understanding of CVA and humanitarian programming
- Substantial experience leading humanitarian research, including development of data collection tools, remote and participatory data collection (including well developed skills in interviewing and facilitation of discussions), and data analysis
- Proven track record of delivering high quality written work and sound analysis
- Ability to communicate complex subject matter in clear, logically structured, and accessible text
- Knowledge and experience of the humanitarian system and ways of working of different stakeholders (NGOs, RCRCM, donors, governments, civil society, etc.)
- Understanding of nexus programming focused on CVA such as linkages with social protection, shock responsive social protection.
- Experience of working remotely with a diverse range of stakeholders, ensuring effective consultation and engagement is achieved
- Fluency (written and oral) in English. Other language skills (Arabic, French or Spanish) are of added value, but are not essential