About MIDA FINNSOM South Central Somalia Project
IOM MIDA programmes focus on strengthening the institutional capacities of African States through a structured framework of mobilization of resources involving countries of destination, countries of origin and diasporas. In Somalia, through its Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) programme, IOM has been helping the Somali Government since 2008 to strengthen the capacity of Somali institutions so that they can be more effective in responding to the needs of Somali people. MIDA FINNSOM South Central Somalia project is funded by the Government of Finland that has funded also the MIDA FINNSOM Health projects in Somaliland and Puntland. Similarly to the MIDA FINNSOM Health projects, this project aims to facilitate the transfer of skills, competencies and knowledge of qualified Somali expatriates to public institutions in South Central Somalia, with focus on two sectors, namely health and education. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali expatriate, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. The IOM Mogadishu MIDA staff will support this assignment through interaction with the MIDA participant and the beneficiary institution.
About the geographical coverage of the project
Initially, the project will support positions in Mogadishu and subject to security, the project aims at extending its support to other regions in South Central Somalia.
About Ministry of Health and Human Services
In order to tackle this challenging situation in the health sector, the Ministry of Health and Human Services of the Federal Republic of Somalia is redefining its mission of developing a policy framework and reorganizing its management structure. The overall objective of Ministry of Health and Human Services is to establish an enabling environment where it can deliver its key functions through capacity development and institutional strengthening. However, the Ministry is grappling with a range of challenges including lack of resources and qualified staff.