The GICHD is happy to announce that it will be holding a "Mine Action Information Management Qualification (MIQ) at Administrator Level 1" in Bamako, Mali, in collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The training will be based on IMSMA NG6. Training language will be French.
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 french speaking Mine Action Programmes and operators. Applicants should have strong technical database skills and team or project management skills.
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 15 March 2017. For any questions, please contact Marlène Joris email@example.com.
The course, training materials (excluding laptop computers), internet and meals are provided free of charge for all training participants.
Travel costs (tickets, transit accommodation and subsistence) from country of origin to Bamako, Mali, as well as accommodation are to be covered by each respective organisation.
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.