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Consultancy: Development of a West and Central Africa Region Resource/Crib Sheet

Deadline: 10 July 2022

Organisation: CALP Network

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Presentation of CALP 

The CALP Network enables collaboration between organizations to increase the scale and quality of CVA, while also supporting them to make their own progress. We do this by bringing organizations together to strengthen capacity, knowledge, coordination and policy for CVA. 

CALP is committed to improving the quality of CVA coordination in humanitarian response by: gathering and sharing experience and best practice between cash coordination actors; supporting policy changes to improve the predictability and quality of cash coordination; working with mandated actors to develop guidance to support coordination; working with clusters to embed CVA in their coordination mechanisms; and developing the capacity of relevant actors. To achieve the above, the CALP Network provides support to coordination mechanisms at national, regional and global levels. 

The CALP Network is a forum for those working in CVA to share knowledge and learning. With the support of the Technical Advisory Group, CALP brings together knowledge and research and contributes to the growing evidence base on how best to achieve scale and quality in CVA within the humanitarian sector. 

The CALP Network aims to promote a policy environment which supports effective, efficient and accountable CVA as part of overall humanitarian response, in which policy decisions are driven by evidence about what works and what crisis-affected people need and prefer. CALP convenes and conducts independent analysis of key debates and helps identify the common ground that enables progress. CALP also works to ensure that diverse voices are heard in key debates, from across our membership. The CALP Network helps its members to understand and navigate the future of financial assistance and prepare for the opportunities and challenges this presents. In addition to working with individual organisations, we support key policy processes including the Grand Bargain cash workstream. 

About the service requested 

Through our capacity-building activities, CALP aims to provide the humanitarian community with the skills needed to deliver quality CVA. The CALP Network provides opportunities for individuals to build knowledge and expertise and works with humanitarian organisations to promote innovation and good practice in CVA. This is delivered via standard training activities, specialized workshops and self-directed capacity building opportunities. 

The development of a West and Central Africa Region Resource/Crib Sheet aims to accompany the CALP Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff course materials. This resource will be used by trainers to contextualise any training, providing examples from the regional CVA programs. The Resource/Crib Sheet will be useful also for any practitioner willing to have a regional overview of available documents on CVA. 

Primary Objectives  

With the support of the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) – USAID, the Consultant will develop a West and Central Africa region resource/crib sheet to guide the contextualisation of the CALP Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff course materials. 

Specific Objectives 

  1. Research, identify and collect key resources related to CVA in the West and Central Africa region. 
  1. Cover the region with resources from several different regional countries (e.g. Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, etc.). 
  1. Use French and English resources to represent both French and English-speaking countries (approximately 80% French and 20% English in all sections of the document when possible). 
  1. Develop a 4-7 page resource/crib sheet document tailored to CVA resources in the region, and to the structure of the Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff course. 

Methodology 

CALP will provide the Consultant with a template and other examples of regional resource/crib sheets that will guide the format, structure and content of the West and Central Africa region output. The Consultant should liaise directly with regional partners to select useful documents and links to be included. 

Key Deliverables/Outputs 

West and Central Africa region resource/crib sheet 

Essential and desirable profile of the consultant 

For this piece of work, CALP is looking for the following expertise: 

  • Good understanding of current good practices regarding CVA globally and particularly the West and Central Africa region 
  • Strong French and English language skills. 
  • Experience developing training materials, preferably CVA training materials is desirable. 
  • Familiarity with CALP training materials is an asset. 
  • Knowledge and work experience of the ways of working of humanitarian NGOs (local and international), state actors (e.g. National Disaster Management Authorities and social welfare departments), UN agencies, and private sector actors (e.g. financial service providers). 

Submission of Financial and Technical offers 

To apply, interested parties must accompany their technical and financial offers with an up-to-date CV highlighting relevant skills and expertise, before July 10th, 2022 at midnight (GMT time) and send it to Landry Djibril Mboji (lmbodj@wa.acfspain.org) with cc: to Mirko Tommasi (mirko.tommasi@calpnetwork.org), accompanied by a cover letter (max. 1 page) which must explain the motivation and how the experience makes the candidate suitable for the expected job.