How to get a Job in Yemen? A quick guide for Yemenis and for foreigners

If you have already a work permit, or you are Yemeni, you can just go down to see how to find a job in Yemen.
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 Yemen.

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How to get a job in Yemen?

Yemeni people can get you a job in Yemen without a job permit. You can just find a job in Yemen. Go below to see different ways to find a job in Yemen in person and online.

If you don’t have a work permit, the first thing you need to do is to find a job and then get a work permit with the help of your employer. So go down to see how to find a job in Yemen.

How to find a job in Yemen? 

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, “French tutor in Hanoi” or “Delivery driver in Ho Chi Minh City”. 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.
  • Bayt: The large website to search jobs in Yemen
  • It has the largest website for a job search in Egypt.
  • It has a variety of search platforms for Egypt.

Do I need a Yemen Visa? 

The Yemeni government requires that almost all foreign travellers get a Yemeni visa before coming. Visas are generally given to foreign citizens for a period of 30 days. Visas for tourists might be issued by your closest Yemenis embassy. Ask information to your closest Yemeni embassy. If you can demonstrate that you have Yemenis origins, you might enter without a visa. 

Can you work in Yemen without knowing Modern Standard Arabic?

It depends on the work you are looking for. Some people will tell that you will have no chance of getting to work without learning Arabic unless you are qualified to teach English or some other language that is widely taught in Yemen. Some other people will tell you that they lived and worked for years in Yemen with just enough Arabic to order at a restaurant or to get a taxi.
If an employer is interested in hiring you from abroad, your knowledge of Arabic will probably not be important. So try to find a job and then worry about becoming fluent in Arabic later.

Jobs in Yemen you can do

Part-time work 

Part-time work is available throughout Yemen, especially in tourism. You won’t be well paid for this kind of job and it might be better for those young people who don’t want to save. For example, if you’re working in a bar, you might get paid just enough for your rent. 

Note also that many part-time jobs pay in cash and employers will not be sponsoring work visas. Although this might be not an issue for you, you should avoid exploitation. Also, you should seek protection from dishonest employers. 

Teaching English in Yemen

If you are not able to secure a teaching job before you arrive in Yemen, then you will need to visit schools in person to ask about openings. You must have advanced degrees and certifications for teaching to get the best jobs.

Try visiting some private schools if you feel your qualifications may be lacking. Make sure you have your passport, a copy of your degree, a teaching certificate, and a resume.
Also, many schools may recruit teachers without formal teaching certifications.

If you are looking for English teacher jobs online then use a website like Dave’s ESL Cafe that offers updated listings of open positions.