The GICHD is happy to announce that it will be holding a Mine Action Information Management Qualification (MIQ) at Administrator Level 1 - IMSMA NG in Switzerland which will be supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). The training will be based on IMSMA NG6. Training language will be English.
During the training, the participants will learn:
The participants will be familiarised with Information Management principles and concepts, the role of Information Management in Mine Action, as well as with the latest concepts of the Land Release IMAS. In addition, the IMSMA data model and its user interface will be presented and participants will learn all IMSMA functionalities, including installation, configuration, customization, data entry and import/export. Participants will also be introduced to different search functions in IMSMA. Further, the programme includes an overview of the new enhancements available with version 6, as well as a session on the online IMSMA documentation IMSMA Wiki and the staging area.
The participants will also exchange good practices and examples by sharing experiences from different Mine Action Programmes. The training ends with an exam that covers both the technical and managerial aspects of the programme. The participants will be requested to draft a work plan that will help them implement what they have learnt during the training.
Applicants for this course are welcome from all Mine Action Programmes and operators. Applicants should have strong technical database skills and team or project management skills.
Kindly note, the selection process will take place after the application deadline, the priority will be given to the candidates from the countries where IMSMA NG is being implemented.
The GICHD is committed to diverse and open participation in our training and workshops. Therefore, we highly encourage women, members of underrepresented groups and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Applicants are asked to fill out the online application form and upload an updated CV. The deadline for applications is 05 June 2022. For any questions, please contact Olena Davydenko firstname.lastname@example.org
The selection process will be completed over the following few weeks and will prioritise applicants from National Mine Action Programmes and their Operating Partners who are or will be posted to Information Management positions within their respective organisations.
Candidates who are not selected are encouraged to consult our calendar of events in order to apply for subsequent training courses
Participants are responsible for monitoring the host country's Covid-19 rules and regulations as well as the necessary entry requirements. Participants are also required to comply with the country's and the training center's health and sanitary regulations.
The GICHD will not cover health care expenses or any expenses related to Covid-19, including quarantine/isolation. All participants are themselves responsible for obtaining adequate insurance (health, accident and liability) and covering any additional costs that might arise as a result of Covid-19 (such as PCR and antigen tests, hotel costs for quarantine, flight change etc..).
The course, training materials (excluding laptop computers), accommodation, internet and all meals are provided free of charge for all training participants.
Travel costs (tickets, transit accommodation and subsistence) from country of origin to Spiez, Switzerland is to be covered by each respective organisation. It is recommended that all participants schedule an arrival in Spiez, Switzerland not later than Sunday, 25 September 2022. Limited sponsorship for travel expenses is available from the GICHD. Sponsorship is not guaranteed and requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
All participants are responsible to have adequate travel and health insurance for the whole duration of their stay in Switzerland.
Participants are required to bring a working laptop that:
Note also that participants must have full administrative rights on this laptop to allow installing software.