Within the framework of the PfP Partnership Work Programme, the Swiss Government, through the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), has the honor to invite qualified representatives from all mine action programmes and operators to this course.
The training will be based on IMSMA Core. The training language will be English.
Note: The training course is subject to the final budget availability. However, all applicants are kindly requested not to proceed with any logistical arrangements before the final confirmation from the GICHD side.
On a managerial level, the objectives of the course are to;
On a technical level, the objectives of the course are to:
This 05-day training course will familiarise the participants 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 Core environment is presented and participants learn how to manage users and permissions, content and groups.
Furthermore, participants learn how to configure the system according to their organisation's needs, through designing forms for data entry, creating maps and apps for data visualisation and validation, and configuring dashboards for reporting purposes.
Data management processes within the IMSMA Core environment are also addressed.
This course is open to all Mine Action Programmes and operators. It is intended for participants from National Mine Action Programmes and their Operating Partners who are or will be posted to senior Information Management positions within their respective organisations.
Applicants from all mine action programmes and operators.
Applicants with strong technical database skills and team or information management skills.
Applicants who passed the IM eLearning prerequisites modality (Selected applicants will be contacted for further follow-up at a later stage)
Introduction to Gender and Diversity in Mine Action.
Understanding International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
In addition, the active participation of students during the training is required, as well as good knowledge of English.
Participants must have the following standards of proficiency in English (as described in STANAG 6001): 3221.
▪ Listening (good / 3) ▪ Speaking (fair / 2)
▪ Reading (good / 3) ▪ Writing (fair/ 2)
The GICHD is committed to diverse and open participation in our training and workshops. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
In order to apply, please use the following link for our online application form, where you will be asked to provide relevant personal information and upload your CV: https://training.gichd.org/
The application form should be filled in not later than 6 February 2024.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The selection process (to a maximum of 13 participants) will be completed over the following few weeks and will prioritize applicants from National Mine Action Programmes and their Operating Partners who are or will be posted to Information Management positions within their respective organisations.
The Swiss Armed Forces and GICHD do not cover healthcare expenses. All participants are themselves responsible for adequate insurance (health, accident and liability) or need a Governmental guarantee to cover any health care expenses in Switzerland.
The Swiss Government will cover participant expenses for all meals and accommodation while in Spiez (05 May date of arrival, to 11 May, latest date of departure). In addition, there are a limited number of sponsorships covering travel expenses from country of origin to Spiez for applicants with no other funding opportunities from developing countries. GICHD may request further information as necessary.
All participants are responsible for having adequate travel and health insurance for the whole duration of their stay in Switzerland.
Please bring your own laptop that:
Please note that we will install software such as ArcGIS Pro. Administrative rights on your laptop would be preferred. Neither GICHD nor the venue can provide you with a training laptop so please do ensure that you will have the necessary equipment