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

Government Liaison Officer (MOIFAR / DSRSG)

Deadline: 11 Jul 2017

The swearing in of the new President, His Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo) at the start of 2017, brings opportunities in facilitating and expediting the Federal State of Somalia towards peace, stability and economic recovery. Somalia has launched its first National Development Plan in ...

Strategic Communications Expert

Deadline: 05 Jul 2017

In 2012, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGoS) identified the issue of disengagement of Al-Shabaab combatants as an area of concern. Together with partners, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the FGoS embarked on a process to develop the “National Program on the T...

Economic Research Advisor

Deadline: 03 Jul 2017

Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MOPIED) has completed developing a new National Development Plan (NDP), the first in a period of 30 years. The NDP has been formulated through an inclusive and transparent process while engaging sectoral ministries of the Federal Government ...

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: