About MIDA FINNSOM Project
IOM Migration for Development in Africa (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 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. The MIDA FINNSOM South Central Somalia project is funded by the Government of Finland. Similarly, to the MIDA FINNSOM Health projects implemented in Somaliland and Puntland by IOM Helsinki with support from the Finnish Government, 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: 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 monitor the expatriates while on assignment.
About Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MoECHE)
Somalia has been in a state of emergency as well as recovery for over two decades. Presently, the Somali Federal Government is grappling with a host of issues related to fragility, weak systems, and is still at the very early stages of state building. Although some minor gains in education can be noted over the past several years, the country faces numerous challenges with strengthening the capacities of education institutions and systems to support continued progress to achieving SDG 4 education targets, particularly those related to improving access to education and improving learning outcomes. There remain significant political and social risks with many communities affected by conflict, displacement, trauma, and high levels of poverty. The Policy Development and Legal Advisor develops policy and programs to support the primary objective of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education. The position will oversee the set of national and regional standards and guidelines for all assessments, evaluation and reporting of education activities across the country.