HI recruits 01 Mobile Data Collection System (internship)

HI recruits 01 Mobile Data Collection System (internship)


Place: LAO PDR (Houamuang District, Houaphan Province)

Length: 4 months

Starting date: September 2019

Closing date for applications: 16/08/2019


“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”


Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.


Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.


HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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Lao PDR is a landlocked country situated in Southeast Asia. Lao PDR is the most bombed country in the world per capita, with more than 270 million cluster sub-munitions dropped on it during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1974. All 17 of the country’s provinces still suffer from UXO contamination and more than 90% of the people in these areas live in fear of UXO.

Commencing in January 2018, a new UXO Project was launched in Lao PDR, based in the Houamuang District of Houaphan Province. The project aims to reduce the humanitarian and socio-economic risk posed by UXO on rural livelihood in Houaphan Province, Lao PDR, through a comprehensive approach of Survey and UXO Clearance, Risk Education, Behavioural Change Interventions, Victim assistance and Advocacy. As a collaborative project, HI is partnered with the Lao Disabled Persons Association (LDPA), Oxfam and GRET, with HI as the lead partner. LDPA will provide Disability Rights & Equality training, while GRET will establish bamboo value chains in 20 target villages to support community livelihoods. Oxfam will provide training for gender mainstreaming of the bamboo value chain and victim assistance activities.

Each HI teams collects a variety of data from the 44 target villages through paper-based surveys. Data is then validated, processed and analyzed by the field-based Data Management Team, consisting of a Manager, Database Officer and GIS Officer. Currently the data collected on paper forms is manually input into excel spreadsheets, which is labor intensive and requires a number of data validation steps. HI have trialed a MDCS on Samsung tablets using SurveyCTO, removing the requirement for manual data input. However, there are concerns over the suitability of SurveyCTO as a MDCS platform, due to the inability to export Lao language within datasheets and the requirement to manually download and re-populate existing spreadsheets with newly collected data. A MDCS platform, streamlined with a down steam database is imagined. However, the MDCS alone will still result in a number of segregated excel spreadsheets. For effective implementation of the comprehensive project, it is essential that all HI teams and partners are able to easily access and use the data for their operational planning within each village and to create synergies with other teams.


A Common IMS is imaged, where all data is collected into a single platform that would allow for easy data access and navigation. The IMS will contain dashboards to build village profiles, which can contain beneficiary data within it. The village profile could contain maps with various layers to map individual households, buildings of interest, UXO contaminated areas, agricultural and forest areas, etc. The profile would contain additional information such as workshops conducted, data from individual beneficiaries, volunteer profiles and key contacts from the village committee. This will allow all data to be collated and visualized to build up a comprehensive picture of each village and track all project activities implemented within them.


During November 2018, a technical referent from the HI HQ in Lyon conducted a mission to assess the current IMS. Following on from the visit, HI Laos is now seeking an intern to support implementation of the MDCS and development of the new CIMS. The intern will play a role in the first step of this development and is not expected to complete the full scope of the project.



Objective 1 – Lead the implementation of a new MDCS

  • Capacity building of the Data Management Team in creating ODK XML Forms and importing to SurveyCTO or alternative MDCS.
  • In coordination with the DMT, implement the design of all existing paper survey forms into the format of the MDCS.
  • Creation of an appropriate data validation step within SurveyCTO or alternative MDCS, following submission of survey forms.
  • Capacity building of all surveyors in collecting data using the MDCS.
  • Create interface between MDCS and existing and/or new CIMS.
  • Assist the DMT to create standardized process flows for use of the CIMS for a standard operating procedure.



Objective 2 – Provide IT support within HI’s HMG Office

  • Provide IT support within HI’s Office in HMG to ensure that all IT equipment is functional and up to date up.
  • Any other related task, as reasonably provided by HI.
Ville Houamuang District, Houaphan Province
Expériences / Formation du candidat
  • Previous experience in database design, development and analysis is essential.
  • Previous experience in MDCS platforms is highly desirable.
  • You must have good cross-cultural communication skills.
  • High standard of English language (both written and spoken) is required.
  • High level of patience is required.
  • Previous experience in provision of training is desirable.
Experience 0 à 3 ans
Fonctions Services et Logistique
Secteurs d’activité Plaidoyer, Santé, Gestion crise / post-crise
Pays Asie, Laos
Salaire / Indemnité
  • Accommodation: provided by HI. Accommodated with a member of HI expatriate staff in Vientiane. Accommodated in a basic guest house in Houamuang District.
  • Local transportation: provided by HI. Transportation to / from Vientiane International Airport and local flights to / from Sam Neua (Houaphan province) will be arranged by the Vientiane coordination.
  • Per diem: provided by HI. Will be provided in local currency upon arrival in Vientiane.
  • Flight ticket: Provided by HI Laos.
  • Insurance: Provided by HI.
Comment postuler Applicants should email a letter of interest and CV to email: by 16 August 2019.

Pease state clearly in the Email subject the position being applied for.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The full Job Description can be found on the following website:

Date de fin de validité 16/08/2019

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