This course is reserved for the armed forces and the security forces only!
The prerequisites necessary to participate in this course are:
be medically fit to follow the entire course and in particular the field exercises (day and night),
be an officer from captain to lieutenant-colonel,
be under 50,
master the French or English language (basic English is essential),
be likely to hold a job as a military observer in a peace support operation in Africa.
Objective of the internship:
The purpose of the internship is to prepare the officers for operational deployment and to master the tasks assigned to military observers on mission in a multinational context. The application of skills is systematically sought by numerous field exercises during which the trainees are subjected to living and working conditions close to reality.
Mission environment: United Nations organization and structure, human rights, legal instruments, actors on the ground, vulnerable groups, risks and threats.
Generic know-how: ethics, conducting negotiations, working with the media, DDR process, conducting a survey, stress management.
MILOBS techniques: operational base, observation post, observation report, patrol, radio procedure, use of GPS, neutralization of a weapon, identification of machines / aircraft, mine danger, vehicle maintenance, administration and logistics.
First aid: 3-day module organized by the Malian Red Cross.
Final field exercise: restitution of knowledge acquired during a 48-hour mission.
General organization of the internship:
the course is open to both men and women.
the internship lasts 4 weeks.
start of the course on Monday at 07:30 am: welcome from the director, photo of the class, administrative formalities.
working hours: Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
free time on Saturday and Sunday (a cultural tour of Bamako is organized on a Saturday morning).
end of the internship on the last Friday at 12 noon at the end of the graduation ceremony.
Each trainee has 30 minutes to present his country succinctly. It is advisable to prepare this presentation before joining Bamako.