Working in Uganda

Uganda is the 3rd largest economy in the EAC, behind Kenya and Tanzania. Its economy is significantly powered by agriculture, where sugar, tobacco and brewing are major industries. It has rich mineral deposits, fertile land, and holds a position in central East Africa which boosts its trade options. Its major exports are coffee, tea, fish and cotton.

Working in Uganda

Uganda is a developing economy with much potential. The economy had grown year on year over 5% and there has been much public investment. There are many growing sectors offering opportunities for early career and senior professionals. The healthcare and education system are developed, and are on par with other African countries, though private insurance and schooling are often preferred. The country has a higher than average crime rate, and so following the advice of your employer is essential. As an EAC member, most people will need a work permit to move to Uganda for work, and you will need a job offer before you can obtain this.

Uganda - Need To Know




Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

Dialling Code


Official Languages

English, Swahili

Capital City Airport

Entebbe International Airport


Uganda (UTC +03:00)

How Do I Work In Uganda?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Uganda 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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Job Opportunities in Uganda