GICHD is happy to announce that it will be holding an IMSMA Administrator (MIQ level A1) training course from 3 to 14 November 2014 in Spiez, Switzerland.
The training will be based on the very latest version of IMSMA NG6. The training will be supported by the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport in Switzerland (DDPS) and implemented by the GICHD. The training will be conducted in English.
During the training, the participants will learn :
- On a managerial level : about the IM principles, concepts and SOPs, to identify information requirements prior to designing the forms and to better understand the needs for communicating and coordinating with strategic and operational personnel within their respective organisations.
- On a technical level : how to install and work on the new IMSMA NG6, adapt the application to their needs and to enhance the participants’ capacity on technically designing IMSMA Data Entry forms suitable for their needs and in coordination with the operational needs.
The Programme includes overview of the new enhancements and tools now available including the victim assistance expansion, the newer version of i-Reports, the online IMSMA documentation IMSMA Wiki, the online Mine action INTelligence tool (MINT).
In addition, the participants will be introduced to the latest concepts in the new Land Release IMAS. The participants will also exchange good practices and examples among each other’s and that will help share experiences from different Mine Action Programmes. The training ends with an exam on both practical and theoretical aspects.
Participants for this course are welcome from all Mine Action Programmes and operators. Participants should have strong technical database skills and team or project management skills.
The deadline for sending applications is 3 October2014.
The selection process (maximum of 12 participants) will be completed over the next few weeks and will prioritise applicants from National Mine Action Programmes and their Operating Partners who 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 trainings.
It is recommended that all participants schedule their arrival before the start of the training on 2 November 2014.
The course is provided free of charge by the GICHD.
Each participant is expected to cover his/her transport costs (tickets, transit accommodation and subsistence) from country of origin to Switzerland.
Limited sponsorship is available from the GICHD. Sponsorship is not guaranteed and requests will be considered on a case by case basis.