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CaLP Guidance Note for Operational and Support Staff involved in Cash Transfer Programming

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CaLP’s new Guidance Note for Operational and Support Staff involved in Cash Transfer Programming provides step-by-step guidance to preparing, planning implementing and monitoring a cash programme from the perspective of finance, logistics, security and ICT roles. In particular, the note is aimed at operational and support staff (logistics, finance, IT and security) and explains how certain tasks fall within the skill sets of these functions. While the guidance note specifies primary responsibility for each of the activities, it is recognized that different agencies utilise operational and support functions in different ways.

A major finding from NGOs involved in CTP is that a cross-functional approach leads to vastly improved processes and programming. This collaboration may be based on expediency, ‘on the job’ knowledge or technical competency.

This guidance note follows the core steps within the project cycle and offers suggested activities for key support functions in cash transfer programming.

In parallel, CaLP is working with the Fritz institute, to develop standardised inter-agency training materials for Cash operations. These will form part of CaLP’s new standard training offer, and will be developed over the course of 2016. CaLP’s Guidance Note for Operational and Support Staff involved in Cash Transfer Programming will be updated following this process.

The guidance note is divided into six main sections, which can be accessed using the contents menu in the right hand pane.

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