Military Observers Pre-Deployment Course (MILOBS 21)

Military Observers Pre-Deployment Course (MILOBS 21)

Conflict Management

Course Duration: 11 May - 28 May 2021
(3 weeks)
Application Date: - Mar 28, 2021
Course Fee:
  • All course expenses are covered by the Centre. The course is fully sponsored by the German Government.
  • Tuition, air travel to and fro Accra, feeding and accommodation will be provided by the KAIPTC.
  • However, participants will have to bear the cost for their visa on arrival fees and health insurance.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • Participants are obliged to follow the COVID – 19 protocols and guidelines of the Ghana Government and KAIPTC without any exception.
  • Participants will respect KAIPTC values during their stay at KAIPTC and also respect the laws of Ghana.
  • The course is residential and course participants will be accommodated at the KAIPTC.
  • The KAIPTC and the German Government will NOT accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or other insurance. Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance coverage for the duration of the training.
  • For NO-SHOW or last-minute cancellations, resulting costs are to be borne by the participant.
  • In short
    Course Date/Duration 11th to 28th May 2021
    Course Capacity 20 participants
    Target Group Military Officers (See details below)
    Course Language The course will be conducted in English only
    Application Deadline 28 March 2021

    BACKGROUND

    Over the years, United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping has adapted to meet the demands of different conflicts and a changing political landscape.  Today’s multidimensional peacekeeping operations are called upon not only to maintain peace and security but also to facilitate the political processes, protect civilians, disarm combatants, support elections, protect and promote human rights and restore the rule of law.  Consequently, UN Peacekeepers have long been the best chance for peace for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.  Their service and sacrifice under harsh and dangerous conditions has made the Blue Helmet a symbol of hope to millions of people.  It is said that United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) are “the eyes and the ears of the Mission”. Their ground-level reporting, observation, and expertise help preserve the integrity of each United Nations mandate and the relations between peacekeepers and the public they are meant to serve.

    As a contribution to UN Peacekeeping Missions in general and the deployment of UNMOs in particular, KAIPTC with the support of the German Government will conduct the Military Observers Pre-Deployment Course from 11 – 28 May 2021.  The core elements of the training will be drawn from the Specialized Training Material (STM) for UNMOs.

    COURSE AIM

    The overall aim of the course is to equip prospective Military Observers nominated to deploy in UN and Regional Peace Operations missions with the requisite knowledge, skills and techniques to enable them discharge their duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently.

    TARGET GROUP

    The course will target a mixed group of 20 mid-level (operational) military officers.  In view of this, priority will be given to officers due for deployment as UNMOs not later than 2 months from the end of the course as they would be expected to provide feedback to KAIPTC on the impact of the course in mission areas. We strive for a balanced representation of gender.

    COURSE CONTENT

    This course puts the work of UNMOs in context by offering an enhanced explanation of peacekeeping operations in general and by illustrating specific methods and techniques for serving on a peacekeeping mission.  Beginning with a strategic overview of the UN, the course moves through the operational spectrum of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and ends at the tactical level of “on the ground” knowledge and skills required for an individual UNMO to succeed.  Consequently, the course content will be in line with the UN STM 2019 for UNMO.  There will be an exercise at the end of the course to consolidate on the modules covered during the course.

    Teaching Method

    The Collaborative Problem Based Learning approach will be used in the delivery of the course hence course participants will play active role under the guidance of an experienced team of facilitators.  The course content will thus be delivered using a combination of tools such as lectures, case studies, small group works, brainstorming and exercises.

    SELECTION PROCESS

    The selection process will involve submission of bio-data through the KAIPTC application portal after which applicants will be screened and shortlisted.

    Application

    Interested applicants are requested to kindly fill and submit an online application form.
    Access the application form using the button “How to apply” on LMS.

    CONTACT AT KAIPTC

    For administrative issues For course content issues
    Mrs Marylyn Agblor
    Training Coordination Officer
    Tel. 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
    Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
    Email: marylyn.agblor@kaiptc.org or
    training.coordination@kaiptc.org
    Col Mohammed Murtala
    Course Director
    Tel.: 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext 1316
    Mobile: 00 233 (0) 552 346068
    Email: murtala.mohammed@kaiptc.org