CaLP Core CTP Skills for Technical Program Design and Quality

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within cash and voucher programming. With 54 members including from United Nations agencies, the donor community, the private sector, individuals, and humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), CaLP is based on learning, knowledge sharing, networking and coordination around the appropriate and timely use of cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian response.

The aim of this five (5) day face-to-face training is to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of humanitarian organisations' practitioners for cash transfer technical design and quality. This course targets technical or operational staff responsible for leading and overseeing the design and monitoring of cash transfer programmes (CTP). This group might include technical specialists from many sectors, including but not limited to specialists in food security, livelihoods, WASH and shelter. The course is focused on a technical and programmatic perspective, and it incorporates examples and case studies from multiple sectors and from multi-sectoral programmes.

The objectives of this course are to be able to:
  • Demonstrate how to design, implement and monitor cash transfer programmes to ensure quality
  • Identify and mitigate the programmatic risks of using CTP
  • Make technical and programmatic decisions for designing and implementing CTP across sectors
  • Produce, for the programme side, organisation-level standard operating procedures (SOPs) for designing and delivering CTP
  • Identify complementary functions within programme and operations teams that require working together for high quality CTP
Attendance on all five days from April 3 to 7 is necessary. Applications will be received and invitations will be sent on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applicants based on or near the West Coast who work at humanitarian organizations who are partners or are exploring becoming partners of USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP). No lunch will be provided on training days, but there will not be a fee or charge to attend the training. CaLP does not have the resources to support member organizations or others with transportation expenses or lodging, for those who are not based in Portland, OR.

CaLP would like to thank CaLP member organizations Mercy Corps for helping make this training available to the community of practice.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this training application form.

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