Working in Tanzania

The connection between Southern and East Africa, Tanzania is the continent’s 13th largest economy. The country enjoys good trade links with its East African neighbours, as well as internationally with China and India. The main industries are agriculture and mining.

Why work in Tanzania?

Tanzania is a very popular destination for those in search of job opportunities. The economy is well rounded, with large financial, tourism and IT sectors. Tanzania’s economy continues to grow year on year and there is an attractive culture and lifestyle available to those who find work. Tanzanian business etiquette may require some study, as there are practices that are unique to the country. Healthcare and educations systems are below the expected level, so access to private schools and medical insurance are a must. Crime is increasing in cities, although the country is generally considered safer than many of its neighbours

Tanzania - Useful Information




Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Main Airport

Julius Nyerere International Airport


Algeria (UTC +01:00)

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Careers in Africa Recruitment Summits

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5 - 6 October 2023
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November 2023 (exact date TBC)
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How Do I Work In Tanzania?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Tanzania unless you are a citizen of an EAC member. 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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