How to find a job in Lesotho?

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

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

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 Lesotho?

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

Lesotho 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 Lesotho

Although Lesotho does not have widespread internet connection, locating employment available online outside of Maseru is difficult. However, many job websites can help you find work in Lesotho. 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 Maseru” or “Mechanic in Mokhotlong.” 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 Teyateyaneng” or “Bank Managers in Maseru.”

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

careers24.com is a job website in Lesotho.

jobisland.com is a popular job website in Lesotho.

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

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

Strictly JOBS ONLY In Lesotho and South Africa

ls.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Lesotho.

Recruitment agencies in Lesotho.

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


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 Lesotho.

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

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

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

Walk around anywhere in Lesotho for possible jobs.

If you are somewhere in Lesotho, 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 Teyateyaneng.” 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 Lesotho residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Lesotho employment scheme” or “Lesotho 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 Malealea, Lesotho Photo by Simon Allen on Unsplash.