Who We Are

The platform known in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) parlance as Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) is a holistic approach to development programming that provides durable solutions to governments in need by using the country's diaspora as the primary instrument. The Programme which comes under the Labour Mobility and Human Development Division is so flexible that it works well at all levels of government. MIDA can be calibrated to provide solutions wherever gaps are needed to be filled. In many cases, MIDA serves as a component of a broader development scheme. MIDA complements key partners' broader development strategies by providing support to the social and economic advancement of developing countries, to foster their national human resource development and to counter the negative effects of "brain drain" by encouraging "brain circulation" instead.

Latest Jobs & Vacancies

Pediatrician RE-ADVERTISED

Deadline: 20 Nov 2017

Under the overall guidance of the Garowe General Hospital Director, the Pediatrician will work at the Pediatric Department to improve the quality of health services by strengthening the skills and knowledge of the junior doctors and advanced nurses currently working at Garowe hospital and also in ot...

Child Health Advisor

Deadline: 19 Nov 2017

Ministry of Health and Human Services (MOH/HS) of the Federal Republic of Somalia with the assistance of IOM MIDA FINNSOM Somalia project, seeks to build the capacity and knowledge of the staff of Ministry of Health and Human Services. Somalia Ministry of Health seeks to identify a qualified pediatr...

Research Technical Advisor

Deadline: 17 Nov 2017

This position of Research Adviser will be based in the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) of the Somali National University Shabelle Campus, Mogadishu. The faculty has a need for a qualified research adviser who can propel the faculty’s research division forward. The main duties...

News Update

Roster of Experts on migration

Posted on: 20 Apr 2015

The Regional Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Brussels is establishing a roster of experts for short and mid- term consultancies (maximum 60 days) to respond to requests for technical assistance by African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, particularly in the migration areas of remittances, visas and readmission

New Vacancies MIDA Finnsom Healh in Puntland, Somalia

Posted on: 25 Mar 2015

While MIDA FINNSOM Health is geared towards the Somali-Finnish diaspora, we also welcome Somalia diaspora applicants from other countries. Note that preference may be given to applicants who were successful participants in the Phase II project. Lastly, we highly encourage the participation of women in MIDA FINNSOM Health

Call for proposal for social and entrepreneurial projects

Posted on: 02 Dec 2014

The Call for proposal for social and entrepreneurial projects is open to Somali individuals or associations residing in Italy. TERMS OF REFERENCE- Provision of business-start up and management training service for socio-entrepreneurial projects to Somali diaspora and their Somali partners in Somalia/Somaliland

Success Stories

Look at some of the recent projects we have completed for our partner organizations


The following Donors have generously supported the MIDA Somalia Programme: