How to find a job in Malawi?

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

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

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 Malawi?

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

Malawian 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 Malawi.

Many job websites can help you find work in Malawi. 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 Lilongwe” or “Mechanic in Blantyre.” 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 Mangochi” or “Bank Managers in Lilongwe.”

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

jobsearchmalawi.com is a job website in Malawi.

weXpats jobs is a popular job website in Malawi. It has job listings in many cities.

jobnetafrica.com is a job website in Malawi. It has job listings in many cities.

careersmw.com is another job website in Malawi.

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

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

Malawi Job & Business Opportunities

Job Vacancy in Malawi

ADVERTS AND VACANCY UPDATES IN MALAWI.

SURVEY JOBS ACROSS MALAWI (S-JAM)

MALAWI VACANCIES

mw.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Malawi.

Recruitment agencies in Malawi.

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


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 Malawi.

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

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

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

Walk around anywhere in Malawi for possible jobs.

If you are somewhere in Malawi, 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 Zomba.” 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 Malawian residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Malawi employment scheme” or “Malawi 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 Blantyre, Malawi. Photo by Ashraf Tambula on Unsplash.