Working in Malawi

Malawi has an economy built on agriculture, with tobacco, foodstuffs and cotton the main exports. It trades closely with regional and European partners, and has seen continued growth for some time.

Why work in Malawi?

Malawi benefits from political stability, and has been developing economically for some time. It has a large agricultural sector, offering opportunities for early career and senior professionals. The taxation system is comparable with regional neighbours. The healthcare and education systems suffer from lack of development, but generally provide for the people, particularly in urban areas. Private healthcare is still recommended. The country is very safe for those moving there for work, though burglary is common, so investigation into housing is important.

Malawi - Useful Information




Malawian Kwacha (MWK)

Dialling Code


Official Languages

English, Chichewa

Main Airport

Lilongwe International Airport


Malawi (UTC +02:00)

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How Do I Work In Malawi?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Malawi. 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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