Working in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has the 11th largest economy in Africa, powered by strong natural resources, a large population and good trade connections, The primary industries are agriculture, mining and chemicals. The country has a large public sector, especially in the telecommunications, energy and banking industries.

Working in Ethiopia

Ethiopia continues to grow economically, and attracts many job seekers. The country has a depth of growing sectors offering opportunities for early career and senior talent. Taxation is comparable to its regional neighbours. Healthcare provision is in development, so private insurance is recommended, but the education is fairly well developed and offers good access. The capital, Addis Ababa, is the cultural hub, and offers a good level of social life.

Ethiopia - Need To Know




Ethiopian Birr (ETB)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport


Ethiopia (UTC +03:00)

How Do I Work In Ethiopia?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Ethiopia. It is recommended to obtain employment there before applying, as your new employer can often sponsor your application. You can find out more information by visiting your local embassy website. More information is available using the button below.
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Job Opportunities in Ethiopia