Working in Mauritania

The Mauritanian economy is heavily based on mineral extraction, with iron ore, gold and copper being major exports. Their main trade partners are China, Italy and Japan. The country is well positioned to benefit from the green economy.

Working in Mauritania

Mauritania has a challenging work and social environment. The majority of roles for highly skilled individuals come in the form of NGO and charitable work. The country has under developed education and healthcare systems, and anyone working in the country is advised to ensure they have insurance and access to private provisions. Social living is limited, and the population generally has very low levels of income, resulting in reduced social activity. Moving to Mauritania is not advised prior to obtaining an offer of employment.

Mauritania - Need To Know




Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport


Mauritania (UTC)

How Do I Work In Mauritania?

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