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.
be a captain-to-lieutenant-colonel graduate staff officer.
master the French or English language.
be likely to hold a staff officer job in a peace support operation in Africa.
Objective of the internship:
The internship is aimed at experienced staff officers in order to give them the additional knowledge and skills essential to their employment in a battalion or brigade staff deployed in the framework of an operation of support for peace in Africa.
Introduction: organization of the African Union and the United Nations, presentation of the African Standby Force (FAA).
Regulatory work framework: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Status of Force Agreement (SOFA), Code of Conduct, (ROE), Mandate, Procedures (SOPs).
The work environment: characteristics of Peace Support Operations (PSO), evolution of PSOs, civil partners, legal instruments, Civil-Military Action (ACM), work with the media, negotiation and mediation techniques, DDR process .
Work procedures: organization of a command post (PC), work in staff, modes of action, operational orders, reminder of the tactical reasoning method at battalion and brigade levels.
Application exercises: two card exercises at battalion (BEN SEGUISO) and brigade (IBAR) levels.
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.