Cash and logistics

Logistics support is a critical pre-requisite to cash and voucher assistance at all stages, from preparedness to monitoring and evaluation. A timely engagement of logisticians, including in the cash feasibility assessment, market analysis, procurement and monitoring of suppliers, is necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the different options to address the needs of communities. Logistics is also key to programme design, contributing to increasing the speed, scale and quality of CVA as a modality to deliver humanitarian assistance. 

© Joost Ruigrok/ IFRC

Capacity building for cash and logistics has been undertaken at the Movement level as part of the commitments to the “Grand Bargain” and the resolution on “Strengthening Movement Coordination and Cooperation (SMCC)”. Alongside the creation of guidance, tools and templates for logistics support to CVA, essential training needs are being identified to mainstream this knowledge across logisticians and procurement personnel of the Movement. Learn more about Cash and Logistics below or on these pages:

>Cash and Logistics Learning Resources

>Procurement Tools and Templates

>Cash and Markets

If you require any technical support on Cash and Logistics please get in touch with: 

  • Niccolo Giancarli, ICRC Global Logistics Cash and Markets Specialist (ngiancarli@icrc.org) 
  • Chhavi SINHA, Regional Logistics CVA and Market Specialist (csinha@icrc.org)

KEY RESOURCES:

1 January 2019

Cash and markets readiness of logisticians and procurement staff self-assessment form

Type:

Learning

Organization:

RCRCM

This form enables staff and volunteers of the Movement to provide information needed to complete a self-assessment of their proficiency against a number of key competencies. This can guide the assessment of the level of cash-readiness amongst logisticians and procurement teams across the Movement and the identification of gaps, in order to prioritise relevant training courses.

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1 January 2019

Cash for Support Services Training – Concept Note

Type:

Learning

Organization:

RCRCM

The concept note provides the relevant information related to: objectives of the training; targeted audience; participant’s profile; and methodology. It can be shared from facilitators to publicise the course and to allow potential participants and their line managers to judge its relevance and the level of commitment required.

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1 January 2019

Cash for Support Services Training (CfSS) – Training Agenda

Type:

Learning

Organization:

RCRCM

The CfSS agenda outlines four training modules which are delivered over consecutive four days. Each module provides the essentional operational (tier/level 1) competencies required for support staff to contribute to the successful use of CVA. This training course of the Movement is typically delivered to groups of 25-30 IFRC, ICRC and NS participants.

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1 January 2019

Logistics Support to Cash and Markets Learning Path

Type:

Learning

Organization:

RCRCM

Overview of the training courses currently available, which are presented in a logical flow from on-line theory through to practical, scenario-based learning. Participants moving through the levels/tiers from operational to tactical to strategic-managerial will be able to see at a glance which courses should be undertaken and when to provide the necessary competences required of the role profiles.

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1 January 2019

Movement Logistics Cash and Markets Competency Framework

Type:

Learning

Organization:

RCRCM

This is an informal working document consolidating the Competancy Frameworks of the ICRC and IFRC into one version. This framework enables us to refer to the same set of competancies at the Movement level, to facilitate the standardisation of logistics and procurement support for distribution and scale-up of CVA, and to identify and build the skills required to be cash-ready.

  • Cash and logistics

In partnership with:

British Red Cross