The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is organising a Quality Management Course for Iraq’s Directorate of Mine Action staff.
This project is a response to the need identified by UNMAS in Iraq to improve QM processes in the MA sector through the development of national capacities. The provision of the advanced Quality Management training course will allow mine action staff engaged in operational management roles within the Directorate of Mine Action (DMA) to expand their knowledge and explore good practice.
The course will take place online form the 22nd of February until the 2nd of March 2021 and will be conducted in English with available Arabic interpretation.
This training is financially supported by UNMAS.
The objective of this project is to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of the staff within DMA, which will contribute to the development of national capacity and the enhancement of the QM processes.
The course will be entirely online and will cover the following topics:
Lesson 1 - Overview of Land Release
Lesson 2 - Understand QM terminology
Lesson 3 -Introduction to Key Quality Management Principles
Lesson 4 - Quality Planning of NTS, TS and Clearance
Lesson 5 – Quality Planning of Mechanical demining operations and QM
Lesson 5.1 Exercise Quality Planning – Tasking, clearance parameters / requirements & setting of KPIs
Lesson 5.1 Exercise Quality Planning –Development of SOPs compliant with NMAS and IMAS
Lesson 6 - Quality Assurance in MA for both Operators and NMAAs
Lesson 6.1 Exercise Quality Assurance – Development of internal and external QA checks and schedules
Lesson 6.1 Exercise Quality Assurance – NMAAs monitoring MA operations through QA and dealing with non-conformities.
Lesson 7 - Quality Control in MA for both Operator sand NMAAs.
Lesson 7.1 Exercise Quality Control – Development and planning of appropriate QC inspections
Lesson 7.1 Exercise Quality Control – Accepting MA products through QC inspections and dealing with non-conformities
Lesson 8 - Accident Investigation and Reporting
Lesson 9 - Relationship between a QMS and a Risk Management System
Lesson 10 - How to instigate change in MA organisations and applying what you have learned
This training course is aimed at individuals in operational managerial roles looking to expand their knowledge and to explore best practices. The training will include a maximum of 20 participants from DMA, including staff from different backgrounds, such as IM and EORE.
The GICHD is committed to gender equality, inclusion, and providing equal opportunities. Women, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact us and we’ll do our best to arrange it for you.
This training course is free of charge for participants.
Candidates should have a personal laptop with access to internet, Zoom, and MS Word and Excel.