Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in humanitarian coordination Course


Cash and Vouchers are programme delivery modalities along with in-kind assistance and services. If used appropriately, Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) can be a more flexible, dignified, market friendly, efficient and effective programme delivery modality than in-kind assistance.  Under the Grand Bargain, 52 donors and aid organizations including UNICEF committed to increase the use and coordination of CVA. Because of this, the use of CVA in emergencies has been growing rapidly during the past years, accounting in 2020 for 19 per cent of the international humanitarian assistance, compared to only 10.6 per cent in 2016.  There is still significant space for increasing the share of CVA in international humanitarian assistance and for improving the overall coordination of CVA and clusters can play a key role in it. 

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian contexts, and will introduce you to the fundamentals of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA).


5 Days

Who Should Attend

This module targets primarily Cluster/AoR Coordination Teams (coordinators and IMOs) . This module is also suitable for staff of organisations members of any cluster/sector/AoR.



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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
CVA001 16 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CVA001 20 Nov 2023 - 24 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CVA001 18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

  • Describe information needed for the integration of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in cluster/ sector/ AoR activities and processes,
  • Explain how to integrate CVA in coordination throughout the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) and in cluster/ sector/ AoR work beyond the HPC,
  • Identify areas for inter-cluster cooperation to increase the flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness of CVA,
  • Identify actions to be taken by coordination teams to increase the use of CVA by cluster/ sector/ AoR partners.

Course Outline

  • Information needs 
  • Define cash and voucher assistance, including key terminology and definitions, and state principles for good practice in CVA
  • Modalities, delivery mechanisms and different tools for cash and voucher assistance
  • Cash and Voucher Assistance in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle 
  • Inter-sectoral synergies
  • Reflection and commitment to action
  • Define preconditions for implementation of cash and voucher assistance

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 ,+250789621067or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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