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CaLP membership 

CaLP is a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). CaLP currently has over 80 members who collectively deliver the majority of Cash and Voucher Assistance in humanitarian contexts worldwide. Our members include UN agencies, donors, international NGOs, local NGOs and private sector organisations. Our Board, Technical Advisory Group and Global Advocacy Cash Network are all drawn from our membership. 

Membership of CaLP is a statement of commitment to collective action to achieve our shared mission. The Membership Statement details what it means to be a member of CaLP and answers frequently asked questions.

Board of Directors

  • CaLP is governed by a Board of up to 13 individuals drawn from our members. The Board operates on the basis of the Operational Document.
  • Board members serve for 3 years (renewable). Vacancies are advertised as available, and applications reviewed by the Board.

Technical Advisory Group

  • The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) provides expert technical advice to the implementation of substantive work of CaLP. The input of the TAG ensures cross-sectional representation and the maintenance of high technical standards and field linkages – and ensures that TAG-member led initiatives contribute to a common work-plan. The TAG operates on the Terms of Reference.

The TAG’s work-plan is managed through Technical Working Groups aligned with CaLP’s global thematic priorities.

Apply for membership, the TAG and Board by Tuesday 23rd April!

Membership

CaLP invites Membership applications from interested parties including NGOs, donors, UN agencies, academic institutions, private sector actors, independent experts, humanitarian networks, inter-agency initiatives and National Disaster Management Authorities.

Process to apply:

  • Please complete the CaLP Membership Application Form and return to the Membership Coordinator by 9am (UK) Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
  • CaLP will acknowledge receipt of the application form within 1 week.
  • CaLP will review the application and undertake necessary evaluations and assessments.
  • CaLP may request applicants to submit additional documentation as necessary, for example, proof of current legal registration, proof of social corporate responsibility/humanitarian principles or equivalent, most recent organisational annual report, including audit information.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors at the next meeting in May 2019.
  • Applicants will then be contacted with the result of their application.

Technical Advisory Group

Current and prospective members are also invited to apply for the Technical Advisory Group.

Benefits of being a Technical Advisory Group Representative:

  • A voice in identifying and prioritising CaLP’s technical direction and activities
  • An opportunity to stay abreast of the latest technical developments in cash transfer programming and exchange learning and experiences with other sector specialists on a periodic basis
  • An opportunity to leverage the expertise of other CaLP member organisations to contribute to members’ respective organisations’ technical capacity
  • Depending on availability and in agreement with CaLP, attendance to CaLP learning events or similar fora to present and host discussions. 

Process to apply:

  • Please complete the TAG Application Form and return to the Membership Coordinator, along with your CV, by 9am (UK) Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
  • CaLP will acknowledge receipt within 1 week.
  • CaLP will review the application and undertake necessary evaluations and assessments.
  • CaLP may request applicants to submit additional documentation as necessary.
  • Applications will be reviewed in May 2019.
  • Applicants will then be contacted with the result of their application.

Board of Directors

Individuals from current and prospective CaLP members are invited to express their interest in the CaLP Board, to help shape the work and future direction of CaLP.  All Board members are voluntary.

Being a member of the Board means being:

  • Willing and able to work in the best interests of CaLP as a membership organization rather than representing the individual interests of one agency
  • Able to commit to attend at least 4 board meetings per year, two of which are via teleconference and two face to face
  • Willing to attend CaLP events on an occasional basis

Skills and experience required

In order to complement the existing Board membership, we particularly welcome applications from people who can contribute time, thought and experience in any of the following areas:

  • Knowledge management and research
  • Communications
  • Digital payments/digital identity/data protection
  • Financial management
  • Capacity building, in particular face to face and on-line training
  • Management of membership networks
  • Marketing
  • The private sector

In addition, we are seeking someone with outstanding financial expertise to serve as CaLP’s first treasurer. 

We have several places that are or will become available during the year.  In order to improve Board diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from:

  • People from the global south
  • The private sector
  • Women
  • People without a programme or cash background – as the use of cash transfers pan organizational and this needs to be better represented in the CaLP Board.

Process to express interest:

  • Send a CV and brief cover letter to the Membership Coordinator, by 9am (UK) Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
  • CaLP will acknowledge receipt within 1 week.
  • CaLP will review the application and undertake necessary assessments.
  • CaLP may request applicants to submit additional documentation as necessary.
  • Applications will be reviewed in May 2019, including virtual meetings with the Board.
  • Applicants will then be contacted with the result of their application. Successful applicants will be required to sign the Board Operational Document.

Enquiries can be addressed to Rose Smith and/or Karen Peachey (Director).