About the Organisation(s)

ICCO is an independent non-governmental organization with business features and data-driven interventions. Our aim is to leverage data in securing the livelihoods and rights of farmers and small businesses in low and middle-income countries. ICCO has a decentralized organizational structure in 5 regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America with (sub)regional offices. We are present in 25 countries and run programs in 76 countries. ICCO as part of the ACT has been active in Uganda for 30 years in both humanitarian and development sectors responding to the refugee crisis
and supporting local communities in rural areas. In Uganda, ICCO together with Cordaid are implementing data-driven programmes in disaster risk management (DRM), sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), Performance-Based Financing (PBF), health, agriculture and agribusiness, and youth entrepreneurship. These programmes aim to build the resilience of rural households to withstand the shock.

Operational details & security context:

Uganda has a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic population of 42.9 million people according to the 2017 census. With a population growth rate of 3.3%, Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates in the world. More than half this population is below 15 years. The rapid population growth puts a significant stress on access to basic services and natural resources in the near and further future.
Various reports indicate persistent degradation of the country’s natural resources. This degradation impacts heavily on livelihoods of the poor by constraining their ability to increase incomes, and making them more vulnerable.
Across the country, natural disasters continued to pose serious threats to life and livelihood, tragically demonstrated by regular prolonged droughts, landslides and floods in different parts of the country. 2020 has witnessed some of the worst floods in many parts of Uganda. As of 30th November 2020, Uganda hosted 887,832 refugees from South Sudan, in addition to some 554,306 refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda as well as Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The majority of the South Sudanese refugees arrived after July 2016 and are hosted in a series of new settlements in Northern Uganda. So far, the influx has not resulted in major clashes between the host and refugee communities, though scarcity of land, food and limited access to water could all result in increased tension with potential security implications. However, there is occasional crime and unrest, eg. during food distribution. Both ICCO and Cordaid are implementing resilience programmes for the South Sudanese refugees and host communities in northern Uganda. These programmes involve using data to improve on the service delivery and leaving no one behind.

Covid -19
In Uganda, as of today there have been 21,409 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 206 deaths (source Ministry of Health). The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the workplace in Uganda in several ways. ICCO and Cordaid have developed guidelines to regulate working from the office. The guidelines are in line with the government directives and containment measures of the Netherlands and Uganda. During the pre-deployment induction in The Netherlands and during the in-country briefing, the EU Volunteers will be guided on the guidelines of ICCO regarding COVID-19 and of COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) from the Government of Uganda, especially in the refugees’ settlements.

Job Summary

The EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union. It brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be over 18 years of age and be a citizen of an EU Member State or a long-term resident in the EU.

This Senior EU Aid Volunteer Data Technical Assistant role is a 12-months deployment opportunity in Uganda and will support the data related programmes of ICCO and CORDAID. The volunteer will be based in Kampala with regular travel to field locations.

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  • Responsible for strengthening informed health data systems and development of data management tools and the proper collection and analysis of health data.
  • Collect health data, analyse, identify and address Information Management gaps. Facilitate connection of quality data with existing Health information systems and (FAIR) data entry points available for Ministries of Health, their Task Forces, public and private stakeholders in the health sector.



RBF Project 

  • Translates the relevant data management RBF project results, as formulated in the Donor approved Technical Proposal, into specific results and formulates an operational plan remaining within the approved budget of the Financial proposal and infrastructural possibilities.
  • Connects with the Ministry of Health, Makarere University and other relevant stakeholders ensuring visibility of ICCO/ Cordaid and creating data interfaces.

Project Management

  • In relation to data management for the proper implementation of the projects RBF Health and RBF Education agrees with all contributors to project success on the deliverables, with a large amount of intercultural sensitivity.
  • Understands key partners and matches desired results and contextual factors.
  • Stimulates progress and makes necessary adjustments to realize the data management project plan within given boundary conditions.

Field Visits

  • Monitors the achievements of the projects data collection and management aims within the field, reviews field reports, analyzes field data and formulates conclusions, discussion points and recommendations for all stakeholders.

Network Representation

  • To realize the goals for data results: identifies and establishes contacts with relevant organizations and explores potential areas for collaboration, taking into account the possibilities within the project.
  • Identifies and establishes contacts with the Ministry of Health, Virus Outbreak Data (Vodan) Network to liaise (project) quality data with existing Health information systems and (FAIR) data entry points.

Teamwork and capacity building

  • Working in a tandem with a Ugandan counterpart. Training and coaching of project staff on data management.

Project Reports

  • Collects and analyses data and information within the projects and reports about the results, specifics and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations. This follows the reporting requirements as formulated in the signed project contract.


NOTE: An apprenticeship is not part of this role.


  • (Advanced) University degree in Health Economy, Demography, Economics, or a related field.
  • Social skills to agree on deliverables, ensure progress with local staff & to cooperate with local partners.
  • Knowledge of the ICCO/Cordaid mission and goals of the RBF program, the Cordaid Code of Conduct, the Cordaid Field Manual and Compendium and the Cordaid security policy.
  • Writing skills to formulate plans and project reports.
  • BSc in (health) economy, or related field.
  • Postgraduate degree in public administration, business management or Science or Social science or statistics is an added advantage.
  • Relevant working experience in Health Management Information System and/or M&E.
  • Experience in design and/or implementation of Health management information system, preferable in the health sector
  • Possess excellent technical skill in health research and program, and project performance assessment.
  • Excellent data analytical skills and interpretation, sound quantitative and qualitative skills (managing, analysis and interpretation of data)
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills and ability to establish good working relationships.
  • High-level computer skills in statistical programs, experience in training and facilitation of M&E activities.
  • Fully proficient in the following software applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

 Core Competences:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Collaboration
  • Drive
  • Writing skills
  • Networking
  • Planning & organizing
  • Problem Analysis


Minimum Requirements

ICCO/Cordaid apply a policy of equal opportunities and accept applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

  • A minimum of BA degree in management, international development and other related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in the areas of resilience building and livelihood programs.
  • Excellent English communication skills.



Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply ( section.

Eligibility and exception criteria:

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.
Availability for the following activities:

  • Central Training EU: February 2021 (depending on Covid- 19 situation)
  • Pre-deployment induction in ICCO/CORDAID in The Netherlands: February 2021
  • Deployment: March 1, 2021- February 28



Learning Opportunities

  • Participation in Central training of ECHO-
  • Participation in Security training of ICCO/CORDAID
  • Participation in staff meetings and close cooperation with project staff will result in knowledge sharing and learning
  • Opportunity to acquire experience of working at an international NGO in a developing country.

Working and Living Conditions:
Living conditions:

  • All costs associated with the deployment in Uganda are fully covered including subsistence allowance, medical, travel and accommodation as well as insurance coverage.
  • The volunteer will be based at ICCO/CORDAID office in Uganda, in a safe area in Kampala.
  • The volunteer will work from there, and travel approx. once per two months to the project areas. In the project areas (West Nile refugees settlement, Nebbi, Eastern Uganda and Lango sub-region) the volunteers will use a well-known hotel for accommodation.
  • The EU Volunteer shall have a clean lockable room with access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The room shall be located at a reasonable distance from the EU Aid Volunteers main working location.
  • To the extent possible, the communication shall facilitate integration of the EU Aid Volunteer into the community and it will enable the volunteer to interact with the expatriate community.
  • The EU Aid Volunteers shall have access to means of communication enabling contact to the hosting and sending organisations as well as the volunteer’s relatives.
  • When travelling in-country in other (rural) areas for work, accommodation in local hotels or guest houses will be provided for.

Working conditions:

  • Regular working hours shall not exceed 40 hours per week on average, calculated over a four-month period.
  • The volunteer shall have access to a dedicated working space in accordance with their task assignment and with agreed-upon safe, secure and healthy working conditions.
  • All costs will be covered for the volunteer during deployment, and this includes accommodation in-country for the entire period of deployment, travel, and monthly subsistence payments per month (317.93 Euros per month).


  • A roundtrip flight from/to the home country will be provided.
  • The cost of pre-departure preparations, including medical checks, vaccinations, visas, etc., will be provided.
  • The volunteer will be covered by a travel insurance plan provided by the sending organization.


  • A resettlement package will be provided to the volunteer in which a standard of 100 Euros will be provided for every single month spent in-country upon return to Europe, as well as a debriefing.



Shortlisting and Interviews:

  • 30 January – 5 February 2021

Interview Process:

  • The interviews will be held face-to-face or by an online interviewing process.

Expected decision date on the outcome:

  • 05/02/2021



Date of training:

  • February 2021 (dates are dependent on the Covid-19 situation)

Apprenticeship Placement:

  • N/A

Pre-deployment preparation and induction:

  • February 2021 (dates are dependent on the Covid-19 situation)


  • March 1 – February 28 2022 (exact dates of deployment are dependent on the Covid-19 situation)

Post-deployment activities:

  • Debriefing and follow-up


  • Health
  • Linking Relief, Rehabilitation And Development (Lrrd)