Facilitating CaLP’s Global Cash Forum

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is seeking a professional team to design, organise and facilitate a high profile Global Cash Forum for the humanitarian sector in Geneva on the 28th and 29th June 2017
This event will serve as both CaLP’s annual member meeting and as a platform to bring together all the major actors on cash programming in humanitarian aid. It will be the next major global event on cash for the humanitarian sector, to follow up on the significant progress made in 2016, for instance through the World Humanitarian Summit, the Grand Bargain and the High Level Panel.
The objectives of the event are:
  • To convene all major actors working to improve the scale and quality of cash transfer programming in the humanitarian sector.
  • To maintain and build support for cash programming among senior decision makers.
  • To take stock of progress in achieving high level commitments made for cash programming, and support agencies to take the next steps.
  • To showcase the most significant innovations and good practices that others can learn from.
  • To identify significant common roadblocks and opportunities to overcome them.
  • To strengthen the relationship between CaLP’s members and CaLP.
The first day of the Global Cash Forum should bring together all significant leaders on cash in humanitarian aid, with an aim to create dialogue and build shared commitment on concrete ways to achieve the six global objectives set out in the Framework for Action.
The second day should be exclusively for CaLP’s members. It should facilitate co-creation between members and allow members to lead on what is important to them to advance the cash agenda. This may be structured around CaLP’s four strategic objectives. The focus should be on members coming together, with the CaLP secretariat taking a facilitative, rather than leading, role. Members should also have a chance to question and shape CaLP’s priorities.
CaLP will also organise meetings for our Technical Advisory Group and our Board immediately before or after the Global Cash Forum. These will be planned to complement the Forum.
For the full TOR please visit our website here.
Objectives of this Consultancy:
  1. Co-create the concept and design for the event and develop an agenda that will be highly credible to senior decision makers as well as engaging and interactive.
  2. Manage the engagement process with participants before, during and after the event, advising and delivering on attractive and powerful communications materials as appropriate.
  3. Organise logistics and speakers.
  4. Facilitate the event to a high standard, providing a highly professional, engaging experience for participants.
  5. Produce a short summary report (or other appropriate communications materials) for future use by CaLP’s members.
Essential profile of the consultant/s
  • Proven experience of facilitating high level, powerful, professional events within the humanitarian sector.
  • Creative approach to making events stand out and succeed.
  • Excellent organisational, communications and presentational skills.
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written. French is desirable.
  • Knowledge of CaLP, its stakeholders and cash transfer programming is desirable.

Expressions of Interest, including full costs, should be submitted by 17th February 2017 to CaLP at administrator@cashlearning.org
They should include a short summary of relevant experience, proposed approach, draft schedule of activities, full costs and relevant CVs.