How to find a job in Mali?

If you have already a work permit, or you are from Mali, you can just go down to see how to find a job in Mali.
If you don’t have a work permit, the first thing you need to do is to find a job. So go down to see how to find a job in Mali. 

How to find a job in Mali? 

You can start looking around at some useful job listing websites.

  • Google: when you start job hunting, a simple google search can be a good start. Look for the kind of job you would like to do, for example, “Arabic tutor in Bamako” or “Delivery driver in Mopti”. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.
  • Facebook Jobs: can be also an option to start to see what’s around you. You can also ask around in the Facebook groups that are relevant to your profession, or your language or nationality, or just relevant to your wider interests.

General Job Search Engines and Classifieds

With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.

  • United Nations Jobs: A good place to look for jobs that fall under the UN umbrella.
  • Career Jet: You have probably heard of CareerJet. They have search results for Mali.
  • Mali Pages: An ugly site that seriously needs a face lift, but they’ve got job postings.

Teaching English

Teaching English might be a possibility (if you are a native English speaker that is). All of the sites below are pretty similar and have a massive amount of teaching English job options around the world. Browse through each of the sites for any Mali job opportunities (there won’t be many, if at all, but it is still worth a check). Also, be sure to check out this cool table from the International TEFL academy that shows how much money teachers can expect to make in various countries around the world.

  • ESL EmploymentNot the most beautiful interface, but who needs a pretty website when you have so many English teaching job options to choose from.
  • Total ESLAlso an overly busy interface but a wealth of job postings for teaching jobs abroad.
  • ESL CafeDave does a great job in compiling some of the best job openings from around the world.
  • Tesall: Big teaching jobs aggregator.

The above cover image shows somewhere in the Niger river. Photo by Christian Jaberg on Unsplash