Benefits

Professionals who are selected to be project participants will have an opportunity to contribute to the rehabilitation and development of the health and education sectors in Somalia, while gaining valuable field experience in a complex environment. In addition, they will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of healthcare and education professionals, local authorities, and representatives of international organizations.

International Travel & Monthly Stipend

IOM will make international travel arrangements (to/from Somalia) for all project participants, and will provide local travel grants for in-country transportation while participants are posted. Further, participants will receive a living allowance—on behalf of their host institutions—based on their qualifications. This allowance is intended to cover basic living expenses and accommodation. The following allowances scale will be followed by the project:

 

Monthly Stipend Scale

The following allowances scale will be strictly followed by the project:

Health Professionals

Academic Level

3-5 Years Work Experience

5-8 Years Work Experience

Over 8 years work Experience

Nurses/Midwives

€ 1,460

€ 1,700

€ 1,945

Nurses/Midwives Specialized*

€ 1,700

€ 1,945

€ 2,025

General Practitioners

€ 2,025

€ 2,270

€ 2,500

Specialists

€ 2,595

€ 2,835

€ 3,080

 

Administrative Support Professionals

Academic Level

3-5 Years Work Experience

5-8 Years Work Experience

Over 8 years work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree

€ 1,460

€ 1,700

€ 1,945

Master’s Degree

€ 2,025

€ 2,270

€ 2,500

PhD

€ 2,595

€ 2,835

€ 3,080

 

Health Insurance

IOM will provide project participants with medical evacuation and death-and-disability insurance that is valid in Somalia during the period of assignment. This is purchased by the IOM Somalia office based in Nairobi, Kenya on behalf of each project participant. As such, each project participant must follow the specific instructions of the insurance coverage to make use of the services. The contractual arrangement for the health insurance is directly between the project participant and the insurance company.

Note: The Participant must provide a medical certificate confirming fitness-to-work to IOM prior to the commencement of his/her assignment.

Professional Training

IOM will organize pre-service training for each project participant. This course will focus on “training of trainers” (ToT) and quarterly reporting to IOM. As the focus is knowledge and skills transfer through on-the-job training, supportive supervision, mentoring, and—when appropriate (depending on the assignment)—formal coursework, the ToT course will educate project participants on the best training methods to help ensure that the training participants provide during their assignments is successful, and how to assess whether knowledge has truly been transferred. As participants must provide quarterly reports to IOM, the course will also prepare project participants in what must be reported and how.

Local Transportation

IOM will provide each selected participant a monthly allowance of 127 EUR to arrange his/her transportation in his/her location of assignment. This allowance is meant to cover all transportation related to the person’s participation in the project (i.e. daily transportation to and from work). Select project participants who work in the maternal and child health arena will also complete sporadic rotations to lower level facilities (sometimes in rural areas), and travel for this purpose will be supported by the ministries of health while per diems for this purpose will be supported by the project.

Hardship Allowance

Hardship allowance in MIDA FINNSOM Health and Education project is 642 EUR monthly.

 

Security and Other Arrangements

Security Conditions for MIDA participants

The security of each project participant will be the responsibility of the host institution and the participant him/herself. All selected participants will agree and sign a security plan with their host institution; this security plan must be followed throughout the MIDA assignment.

IOM will provide support and advice on safety of and wellbeing for project participants, but cannot take a role in guaranteeing their security. In cases where it is assessed that the security situation in the location of a project participant is deteriorating, IOM will advise him/her to evacuate and will make all necessary arrangements for relocation.

Travel Arrangements

IOM will make all necessary travel arrangements for the participant from the country of origin to her/his final destination, and back. The travel bookings will be done on the most economic connection available in accordance with IOM global airline agreements. Private stays in transit destinations will only be allowed on the return travel to the country of origin. Participants are requested to not make travel bookings by themselves. All travel of project participants must be organized by IOM.

IOM will only be responsible for arrangements directly related to participation of a selected professional. Participants can choose to have their families accompany them, but this will be at their own personal expense, as IOM cannot be responsible for family members of the participant.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not covered by the project, but if needed, IOM will advise the participants in finding adequate and affordable accommodation at the location of their assignment.

Certification

All project participants will receive a certificate of participation from the MIDA project and from their host institution after completion of their assignments.