THIS POSITION IS ONLY FOR qualified Somali expatriate
About MIDA FINNSOM Phase II
The Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) Somalia programme supports the mobilization of resources and expertise of the Somali diaspora to contribute to the stabilization and development of Somalia, while ensuring that skills and knowledge are transferred to the host institutions and retained by local staff once the diaspora experts complete their assignments.
MIDA FINNSOM Phase II – Health and Education Project is funded by the Government of Finland, the project aims to facilitate the transfer of skills, competencies and knowledge of qualified Somali expatriates to public institutions in Somalia, with a focus on two sectors, namely health and education. The beneficiary institution Garowe General Hospital will host the qualified Somali expatriate, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. Garowe General Hospital & IOM Somalia MIDA staff will monitor the expatriate while on assignment.
About the Ministry of Health, Puntland
Puntland State is an autonomous member state of Federal Republic of Somalia; Garowe is the Capital City of the State. Geographically, Puntland is situated on North East of Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS); its population is roughly estimated around 4 million inhabitants.
Ministry of Health of Puntland is the authority responsible for health care administration; it controls preventive and curative services across the State. Major referral Hospitals include: Garowe General Hospital (GGH), Bosaso General Hospital and Galkayo Regional Hospital.
Puntland Ministry of Health is putting its efforts on capacity building and enhancement of knowledge for its staff to improve quality of services by repatriating qualified Somali expatriates of different specialties in the medical field (doctors and nurses). In this regard the Ministry relies on its resources and support from international organizations and projects such as IOM MIDA FINNSOM.
Garowe General Hospital is a referral and teaching hospital for various parts of the State and sometimes beyond its borders. Therefore, it is essential to develop the hospital’s services and to upgrade the skills and knowledge of the health care providers to benefit the community.
One of the major areas that needs capacity building is in psychiatry.
A consultant psychiatrist would work along hospital staff and provide services to the community as well as building capacity and knowledge of the hospital staff by training and transfer of knowledge in areas of psychological treatments, procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy, urgent care for a sudden mental illness as well as managing a long-term mental health conditions. Moreover, the Consultant Psychiatrist would train staff and treat patients in any other mental health illness including depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia and trauma-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder) and substance abuse disorders.
Besides the specific outputs mentioned in section IV, the MIDA programme requires the following steps/actions to be undertaken throughout the assignment. These are standard requirements for alL assignments:
General skills / Other Requirements:
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 IOM, according to the contract, will not be responsible for the security of the qualified Somali expatriates. The host Ministry/ institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.
Before leaving the country of residence and upon arrival in Somalia, the qualified Somali expatriate will receive a pre-departure briefing including security advice and cultural background.
To apply please send your CV (with two professional references including their email and phone number) and a cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF format is preferred. Kindly write: Psychiatrist/ Garowe General Hospital in the subject field of the email when sending the application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.