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Application for the Basic Course on Civilian Crisis Management
from 24 August to 5 September 2019
The application period for the Basic Course in 2019 ends on 31 December 2018 by 2359 hours.
Thank you for your interest for the Basic Course on Civilian Crisis Management in 2019 organised by the Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland. In 2019 there will be only one Basic Course from 24 August to 5 September.
The course will provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge required on an international peace mission, independent of the specific function they will fulfil as experts in their own fields. Because most Finnish experts are seconded to EU missions, the course focuses on the EU’s civilian crisis management activities. However, all subjects and skills taught during the course are relevant also in the OSCE, United Nations and other operations. The course includes a Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), an intensive four-day module aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations while deployed in hostile environments abroad; a prerequisite for high risk missions.
According to Finland's National Strategy for Civilian Crisis Management, the most important task of civilian crisis management training is to ensure that Finland has a sufficient number of trained experts to meet our civilian crisis management participation target and priority areas. Thus, one of the most important selection criterion for the Finnish participants is the likelihood of being selected as a candidate for a seconded expert position through CMC Finland. In general, the selection of participants for the course is based on how well the applicant’s profile of expertise matches with the civilian crisis management expert positions offered by the missions at the moment. Hence the mandates and goals, as well as the need for personnel, of the ongoing civilian crisis management missions have a major value when selecting course participants.
The basic selection criteria for the course participants are the readiness and will to apply for expert position in civilian crisis management missions withing 12 monts after completing the course, a relevant educational background (a degree), relevant work experience (a minimum of three years), excellent English skills, a driver’s licence (category B) and good physical and mental health. An informative and carefully completed application is essential, the most important parts in the Application Form being the Employment record and Motivation and Additional information. They should be detailed enough to allow us to understand what kind of positions the applicant can be recruited for.
Before filling in the application, familiarise yourself with the job descriptions available at civilian crisis management missions in order to be able to fill in the three priorities of the possible positions to which you could be deployed. As the majority of the civilian crisis management expert positions offered by CMC Finland are within the European Union, the best way to become oriented is to read through theForce Generation for the civilian CSDP Missions: A planning guide for Member States Seconding Authorities September 2016. You may also refer to available positions at the OSCE and United Nations. The Finnish applicants are advised to follow both channels of our News Service which includes notifications of both news on training courses and offered positions.
It is critical to fill in detail both this Lyyti Application Form and the MS Word Application Form. Please do not refer to the other application form in either the Lyyti Form or the MS Word Application Form. This is to practise your application skills as the latter application form is similar to the one used in applying for the expert positions. Unfortunately there has been some problems with accessing and using the MS World Application Form by MAC users. Here is the Application Form for MAC users. If it still does not work, please either try download the previously linked Application Form by using a PC, or download and print the form and fill it in manually. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
Costs related to the course:
1. For Finnish participants, tuition, meals and travels during the course are covered by CMC Finland.
2. For non-Finnish participants, the course fee of 1800 euro will cover tuition, meals and travels during the course.
3. For the selected national staff members there is no course fee. Tuition, meals, accommodation and travels during the course are provided by CMC Finland.
4. No per diem is provided by CMC Finland.
Travels to and from the course venue should be arranged independently. National staff members are advised to consult their mission for possible financial support in attending the course.
FINNISH APPLICANTS: The information on the language skill qualifications can be found here (in Finnish). The dates for the proficiency tests here (Yleinen kielitutkinto). Please indicate the date of the possible proficiency test in English, if the test takes place after the application deadline. The selection for the course may be conditional for the result of the language test. Finnish applicants may be interviewed.
The application process for the Finnish police officers aiming to apply for police expert positions in the missions is through Tuve-Wilma. More information for police applicants is available in Sinetti (Polamk - kansainvälinen koulutus). The deadline for the application is on 30 November 2018 by 2400 hours. However, police applicants must complete this Lyyti application as well.
If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting this Lyyti application, you have either written your email address incorrectly or there has been some other technical issue. In this case, please try again. The confirmation email allows you to change or withdraw your application if you so decide as long as the application is open, so please save the email. For more detailed information on the course content and arrangements, please see CMC Finland Training web page.
The application period for the Basic Course on Civilian Crisis Management on 2019 ends on 31 December 2018 by 2359 hours.