How to find a job in Botswana?

To find a job in Botswana, you can start from careers24.com and jobsbotswana.info. Everyone who wants to find a job in Botswana needs first to look for a job in Botswana. You can look for recruitment agencies in Botswana. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Botswana.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Botswana. Botswana 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 Botswana without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Botswana.

Most websites or apps are in English. 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 Botswana?

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

Botswana 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 Botswana

Many job websites can help you find work in Botswana. 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 Gaborone” or “Mechanic in Francistown.” 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 “waiter in Molepolole” or “Bank Managers in Maun.”

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

careers24.com is a job website in Botswana.

jobsbotswana.info is a popular job website in Botswana.

careerjunction.co.za is a popular South African job search engine, offers alternatives for Botswana.

careersinafrica.com is a job website in Botswana.

job4BW is a popular job website in Botswana. It has job listings in many cities.

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

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

BW JOB SEEKERS 

Jobs in Botswana

Botswana Job Opportunities

bw.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Botswana.

Recruitment agencies in Botswana.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Gaborone” 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 Botswana. They can help you find a job in Botswana.


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 Botswana.

Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Botswana. 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 Botswana, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Botswana.

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

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

Walk around anywhere in Botswana for possible jobs.

If you are somewhere in Botswana, 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 Gaborone.” 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 Botswana residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Botswana employment scheme” or “Botswana 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 Malotwana Village, Botswana Photo by Mohau Mannathoko on Unsplash.