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

Child Rights Advisor

Deadline: 04 Aug 2017

The MoWHRD is looking for a high caliber individual to advise the Ministry on child related matters. The Child Rights Advisor will provide the link between the ministry and stakeholders. Reporting to the Director General, the position holder will be responsible for providing technical support for ...

Joint Programme on Youth Employment - Programme Coordinator Assistant

Deadline: 17 Jul 2017

The Joint Programme on Youth Employment is a new initiative under PSG4 of the Somalia Compact. It aims to make a substantial contribution to youth employment creation by the end of 2016, through a series of measures aimed at: • Promoting long-term employment opportunities in up to six high-...

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 ...

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: