The GICHD is happy to announce that it will be holding an IMSMA Administrator (MIQ level A1) training course in Switzerland which will be supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). The training will be based on the very latest version of IMSMA NG6. Training language will be English.
During the training, the participants will learn:
- On a managerial level: IM principles, concepts and SOPs; how to identify information requirements prior to designing the forms; how to better understand the needs for communicating and coordinating with strategic and operational personnel within their respective organisations.
- On a technical level: to install and work with the new IMSMA NG6; to adapt the application to their needs; to enhance the participants’ capacity to technically configure IMSMA NG for their needs and in coordination with operational needs.
In addition to training sessions covering all IMSMA functionalities, the participants will be introduced to Information Management principles and concepts, to the role of Information Management in Mine Action, as well as to the latest concepts of the Land Release IMAS. Further, the programme includes an overview of the new enhancements and tools now available, including the victim assistance extension, the newer version of i-Report, the online IMSMA documentation IMSMA Wiki and the online Mine Action INTelligence Tool (MINT).
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 practical and theoretical aspects of the programme.
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.
The selection process (to a 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 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 trainings.
The course is provided free of charge by the GICHD. Each participant is expected to cover his/her costs (tickets, accommodation and subsistence). It is recommended that all participants schedule an arrival in Spiez, Switzerland no later than 8 March 2015. Limited sponsorship is available from the GICHD. Sponsorship is not guaranteed and requests will be considered on a case by case basis.