job in south sudan

How to get a job in South Sudan?

Everyone who wants to get a job in South Sudan needs first to find a job in South Sudan. A good start can be a job website like ….

You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in South Sudan. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in South Sudan. Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in South Sudan. South Sudanese citizens don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit. You can do this together with your new employer, or employment agency. Read more below on how to find a job in South Sudan and on how to get a work permit for South Sudan.

Most of the good jobs in South Sudan are in the oil and gas industry. The country’s education and healthcare institutions can be unreliable, therefore, anyone who can afford it, they have insurance and access to private services. The population’s general income is often low, resulting in decreased social activities. It is advisable to find a job offer before moving to South Sudan.

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How to get a job in South Sudan?

Whether you are a South Sudanese or a foreigner, the first step in getting a job in South Sudan is to find a job in South Sudan. Find out where to look for work in South Sudan in the sections below.

Once you have a job offer, you may need to apply for a work permit, or a work visa, together with your employer or on your own. You will not likely need any permit if you are a resident of South Sudan.

In most cases, you apply for a work permit with your new employer, a company, or an employment agency. They will get you a visa to enter the country if you are not in South Sudan already.

Once you have an employer who can sponsor you. You will need to handle together all the paperwork to get you a work permit or a work visa.

If you are not a South Sudanese citizen, you will need a work permit, you can start the procedure at the Work Permit Portal of the Ministry of Labour of South Sudan.

First, find a job, and after you’ll worry about documentation if you need it.

How to find a job in South Sudan?

You can find a job in South Sudan by searching online for job opportunities in South Sudan. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.

Job websites in South Sudan

A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.

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, “Arabic tutor in Wau” or “Delivery driver in Juba” or “Job opportunities in South Sudan”. 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.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for the kind of organization that might have job opportunities for you. You can look for “Retail in South Sudan” or “Mall in South Sudan” for example.

Facebook Jobs can be also an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about South Sudan or about jobs.

SouthSudanJob.com is a recruitment website. It is for companies and job seekers in South Sudan.

recruit collects job ads from thousands of job sites, newspapers, and company career pages across global. It operates in South Sudan as well. 

World Vision International: World Vision International is there since the country South Sudan separated from Sudan that is since 2011. The portal has current openings with a search engine where you can search for the job of your interest.

Star ClassifiedsThe Star Classifieds has international jobs with links to more websites having jobs and opening.

UN JobsThe site has user-friendly UI design and with a larger number of vaccines

ImpactpoolThe site has a very simple design with jobs, resources, and coaching available.

NaukriIt is one of the oldest sites and has a number of openings. So, you can find the job of your choice.

Websites to get a job in South Sudan

These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.

Uncareer south sudan is job vacancies and internships for the United Nations, the European Union, and international NGOs.

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in South Sudan

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in South Sudan.

You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about South Sudan.

LinkedIn is also a popular choice when networking for jobs.

Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in South Sudan. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in South Sudan.

Recruitment agencies in South Sudan

A recruitment agency receives a description for a job from an employer who needs someone. Then the recruitment agency looks for a person to do that job.

Recruitment agencies look for skilled workers to suit the job role available. A skilled worker has some experience, and certifications, to work in a particular role. Examples can be a nurse, an accountant, a chef, a construction worker, or a truck driver.

Recruitment agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Sometimes an agency can contact you first if they struggle to find people.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you to find a job that matches your skills. You can type ‘recruitment agency near South Sudan’ on Google Maps or any other map website. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in South Sudan or in South Sudan, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in South Sudan.

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Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in South Sudan

Employment agencies hire people to do jobs. The agency employs you to work for another company. Employment agencies can be temp agencies (temporary job agencies), or staffing agencies. An employment agency registers someone who’s looking for work, a job seeker. The agency then contacts employers who have positions available for the new person.
These agencies can hire new workers for new jobs. Agencies contract those new jobs from other companies. An employment agency will assist any job seeker. Unskilled workers are more likely to find a job with an employment agency. An unskilled worker has no qualifications, or experience, in the job that they want. They have finished school recently, or they are changing industries or they are new to the region.
These agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Agencies offer full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, seasonal jobs, or freelance jobs.
If you, for example, type ‘employment agency near South Sudan’ on Google Maps, Baidu Maps, or any other map website. You can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in South Sudan or South Sudan, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in South Sudan.

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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 South Sudan

Form connections, ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in South Sudan or in South Sudan. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in South Sudan

You can search for companies and local businesses in the South Sudan area. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “farm near South Sudan”.

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Newspaper

If you are not at all an Online person then you can check the daily newspaper, as many vacancies have been posted in the newspaper too.

Walk around South Sudan for possible jobs

If you are in South Sudan, 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 South Sudan”. You can visit these places asking for job opportunities.

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Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program that can help you to find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to South Sudanese residents but they can be open to foreigners as well. You need to look for a program that fits your profile. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for “South Sudan employment scheme” or “South Sudan employment program”.


The cover image above was taken at Terminal Dr in Juba, South Sudan. Photo by chetan sharma on Unsplash


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