Working in Mali

Mali has very challenging conditions for growth, with an economy based on subsistence farming. The country is a member of the ECOWAS community, and has good links to regional trading partners. Mali is rich in mineral deposits, with gold the major export.

Working in Mali

Mali is one of the more challenging places to live and work in Africa. The country is in the midst of a continued development, meaning there are less significant industries in which to work. The country mainly deals in agricultural production which offer professionals the chance to find jobs. The healthcare and education systems are very underdeveloped, and you will need access to private options for your safety and comfort. Crime is a particular issue, especially late at night, and you should follow security advice from your employer. It is essential to have a confirmed job role before travelling to Mali.

Mali - Need To Know




West African CFA Franc (XOF)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Senou International Airport


Mali (UTC)

How Do I Work In Mali?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Mali unless you are a citizen of an ECOWAS nation. 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 Mali