Employment and Labour market expert

Beneficiary Institution
Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs
Duty Stations
4 month
Post Date
30 Jul 2018
Deadline Date
13 Aug 2018


The main objective of this assignment is to support the Federal Ministry of Labour and social Affairs (MOLSA) support MOLSA on technical aspects in the areas of employment policies and promotion; employability; competitiveness and the promotion of sustainable enterprises; green jobs; labour migration and labour market information and analysis.


About MIDA
The main objective of IOM MIDA Somalia is mobilizing human and financial resources, in order to contribute to the stabilization and development of Somalia through local and diaspora expertise. MIDA provides the necessary mechanisms to improve institutional performance and their capacity to respond to the needs of the Somali people while at the same time maintaining that the knowledge is left behind once the diaspora experts complete their assignment. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali diaspora expert, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. MIDA will monitor the expert while in assignment.

About [Somalia: Mogadishu]
Over the last 20 years, Somalia has suffered intense armed conflict. The causes of the conflict are manifold, including conflicting claims to resources including land distrust of the state, clan rivalry, and radical ideologies - amplified by weapons proliferation, regional insecurity and rivalries, and external financing. Today, there is a functioning Federal Government, with the capital city based in Mogadishu. For the Federal Government of Somalia to fulfil its mandate and meet the expectations of the Somali people, the government must strengthen its institutions capacities at all levels.

About FGS Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs federal government of Somalia currently in the process of reforming its Public Employment Services (PES), both in terms of its institutional structure as well as modernization of service delivery.
While covering 2017 2019 predominant priorities, at the labour sector of the National
Development Plan (NDP) has four key interrelated sub sector objectives:
Employment creation through employment intensive investment programs
using labour based technology
skill development,
social protection and welfare,
Labour and industrial relation

Expected Result

Identify MOLSA employment priorities on employment policies, job creation and labour migration.


To be confirmed as per the work plan.


Besides the specific outputs mentioned in section IV, MIDA is requiring the following steps/actions to be undertaken throughout the assignment. These are standard requirements for all assignments undertaken through this project:
1.Transfer of skills: One of the main responsibilities of the qualified Somali expatriate, and one which he/she will be measured against, will be to ensure continuous and systematic transfer of knowledge and skills as related to the assignment. It will have to be agreed with the beneficiary institution which civil servants will have to benefit from this knowledge.
2.Work plan: A work plan will have to be developed with the Supervisor during the first week of assignment which will provide clear and time bound activities to successfully implement the outputs of the assignment. This work plan will be shared with the MIDA focal person in the field. This work plan can be revised during the mid-term review to reflect new developments or changes in strategy.
3.Mid Term Review: there will be a mid-term review of the assignment between the incumbent and the beneficiary institution to discuss progress of the assignment and feedback on performance.
4.Interim and Final Reports: A progress report will be submitted by the incumbent to the Supervisor and to the MIDA focal person in the field. Thereafter a final report will be provided at the end of assignment.


University (Master) degree in Economy or equivalent (social sectors, education , law);
Have very good knowledge of English language, including effective spoken presentation and written reporting abilities;
Sound proven knowledge of labour market and employment policies.


Under the direction of IOM MIDA and in consultation with the beneficiary institution, it has been determined that the salary level for this position be the following:

(This will be determined by MIDA based on qualifications (VI) and level of the assignment (X).


Health insurance, including evacuation due to medical emergency, will be provided by the project. However, experts will be requested to provide a recent medical certificate stating that they are physically well and apt to work in a hardship area in Africa.
Please note that neither IOM nor Swedish Government, according to the contract, will be responsible for the security of the qualified Somali expatriates. The host beneficiary institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.
Before leaving the country of residence and upon arrival in Nairobi or in Somalia, the qualified Somali expatriate will receive a pre-departure briefing including security advice and cultural background.

How to apply

All applications must apply online through the MIDA website.

To start the application process the applications are required to register on account with the QUESTS-MIDA website. Go to www.quests-mida.org login and register as a user, then fill the form and create a password to inter in the application section.

Short listed candidates will be informed of the status of their application. If you encounter any problems when applying visit the FAQs section on the website for more information