Core Cash and Voucher Assistance Skills for Programme Staff
Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff
Training venue : TBA in Paris
The Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff course is a 5-day training for technical staff responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring cash transfer programmes.
The training is structured around the project cycle and covering all of the key skills required to design, implement and monitor cash transfer programmes.
The course is interactive, drawing on participants’ experiences and knowledge. It is focused on a technical/programmatic perspective and incorporates examples and case studies from multiple sectors.
This course is CVA-accredited and delivered in English by Key Aid Consulting.
By the end of the Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff,training participants will be able to:
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 of CVA
Identify how collaboration and coordination support quality CVA
Training will run from 9:00 to 17:00 every day except for the last day, which will end at 15:00. Each day is organised into four blocks, separated by a lunch break and two coffee breaks (one in the morning and another in the afternoon).
From the second day onwards, each day will begin with a review of the topics covered the day before to ensure that the concepts, tools, and approaches were fully understood. Each day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.
Participants will be actively encouraged to take part in classroom discussions and group work. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable.
TOPIC 1 - CVA Concepts, Standards and the Policy Environment
CVA concepts and terminologies
Explain how CVA can support the different phases of humanitarian response
The key steps of CVA across the project cycle
CVA and key standards in the humanitarian sector
Key policy trends and their influence on CVA
TOPIC 2 - Assessment
Apply the project cycle to assessing what humanitarian response efforts will be necessary
Integrate CVA-relevant information into needs assessment data collection
Explain how CVA contributes to broader Market-Based Programming (MBP)
Key types of data that need to be collected to assess market performance
Key actions involved in market analysis
Outline common market assessment tools and methods and contexts where they may be more appropriate
Key factors for selecting delivery mechanisms
Coordination between assessments and situation analysis
TOPIC 3- Analysis
Define CVA feasibility
Compare the feasibility of different delivery mechanisms for CVA
Pros and cons of different assistance modalities and delivery mechanisms
Identify the decision-making process for modality selection
Types of risks related to CVA and potential mitigation strategies
Transfer value and related concepts
Relationship between transfer value and expected outcomes
TOPIC 4- Design and Implementation
CVA-specific targeting considerations
Key considerations for beneficiary registration for CVA
Service providers for CVA
Programme design to reach a humanitarian objective or objectives
Key elements of the CVA delivery (encashment) process (registration, authentication/verification, distribution, reconciliation)
Explain concept of accountability to affected populations (AAP) and other stakeholders
Complaint and feedback mechanisms
Staff and beneficiaries safety
Coordination, jobs and functionalities
The different service providers.
How to select the good ones and have successful relationships?
Cash in/cash out: the concrete steps
TOPIC 5 & 6 – Monitoring & Looking ahead
CVA monitoring indicators
Market monitoring: purpose, steps and tools
Collaboration and coordination across sectors
Next steps for learning
Who should attend?
This course is aimed for technical staff who manage/support/backstop cash programs. This might include: programme managers, programme officers, technical specialists from any sector, such as food security, livelihoods, WASH, Health, or Shelter, MEAL specialists.
Participants are typically from NGOs/INGOs, UN, Red Cross/Red Crescent. In addition they may be from donors, especially staff involved in technical supervision of and guidance to projects/programmes.
Upon successful completion of the 5 days course, participants will receive a CaLP certificate.
Helene Juillard has over a decade’s experience in evaluating, researching and managing emergency and early recovery responses. She is both a cash and market-based programming expert, as well as a capacity strengthening, expertise. She has led and supported several market analysis exercises in the field, from South Sudan to Syria. Helene authored the Minimum Standard for Market Analysis, the Pre- Crisis Market Analysis and reviewed the Labour Market Analysis Guidance, the Multi- Sectoral Market Analysis and the Markit. Helene is a CaLP member and part of the Market in Crisis advisory group.
How much does it cost to attend the training?
Our fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch, and refreshments. Our training is non-residential but we usually offer recommendations on affordable accommodations close by.
Standard fees: 5 days training: 900 EUR.
Early bird: if you register and pay by Mai 11th 2020, you will get a 10% discount.
Individuals working for organisation with HQ based in the global south are offered a 30% discount on our training fees.
Group discount: organisations booking at least 3 participants at the same time get a 20% discount on training fees.
Note: those discounts are non-cumulative.
(NB: if you are a French-based organisation, we will have to charge you 20% VAT on top of the training fees)
To register to the training program, please, refer to the link below where you can register online.