How to find a job in Angola?

To find a job in Angola, you can start from jobartis.com and net-empregos.com. Everyone who wants to find a job in Angola needs first to look for a job in Angola. You can look for recruitment agencies in Angola. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Angola.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Angola. Angolan citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Angola without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Angola.

Most websites or apps are in English and Portuguese. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to find a job in Angola?

You can find a job in Angola by searching online for job opportunities in Angola. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.

Angolan citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.

Job websites in Angola

Many job websites can help you find work in Angola. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction manager in Luanda” or “Electrical Engineer in N’dalatando.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate sense of what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “oil engineer in Luanda” or  “teacher in Huambo.”

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Angola and jobs.

jobartis.com is a job website in Angola. 

net-empregos.com is a popular job website in Angola. It has job listings in many cities.

angoemprego.com is a job website in Angola.

emprego.co.ao is another job website in Angola.

emprego.sapo.pt  is another job website in Angola.

careersinafrica.com is a job website in Angola. It has job listings in many cities

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Angola.

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Angola. I found these groups talking about jobs in Angola. You can look for more.

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ao.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Angola.

Recruitment agencies in Angola.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Luanda” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Angola. They can help you find a job in Angola.


Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Angola.

Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Angola. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.

To find a job in Angola, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Angola.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Angola.

You can search for companies and local businesses in Angola. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Lobito.”

Walk around anywhere in Angola for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Angola, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Huambo.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Angolan residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Angola employment scheme” or “Angola employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.


Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above. 

The caption of the cover image above is Tradition in Luanda, Angola. Photo by Emmanuel Zua on Unsplash.