How to get a job in Kenya

To get a job in Kenya, you can start with MyJobMag and Fuzu. Everyone who wants to find a job in Kenya needs first to look for a job in Kenya. You can look for recruitment agencies in Kenya. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Kenya.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Kenya. Kenyan citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Kenya without a job offer first. Read more below on how to look for a job in Kenya.

Most of the following websites or apps are in English. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to get a job in Kenya

You can find a job in Kenya by searching online for job opportunities in Kenya. You can find a job either with a company, with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.

Kenyan citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.

Read more about How to get a visa for Kenya?

Job websites in Kenya

Many job websites can help you find work in Kenya. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction worker in Nairobi” or “IT manager in Mombasa.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll immediately understand what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, you can look for “retail in Kisumu” or “mall in Nakuru.”

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Kenyan jobs.





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Corporate Staffing Services (C.S.S)

Opportunities for Young Kenyans

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Kenya

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Kenya. I found these groups talking about jobs in Kenya. You can look for more.


Jobs in Kenya

Online Jobs In Kenya


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ke.LinkedIn is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Kenya.

Recruitment agencies in Kenya

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Nairobi” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of suitable agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Kenya, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Kenya.

Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Kenya

Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Kenya. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.

To find a job in Kenya, look at local newspapers, local bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Kenya.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Kenya

You can search for companies and local businesses in Calgary. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Mombasa.”

Walk around anywhere in Kenya for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Kenya, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Kisumu.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Kenyan residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for “Kenya employment scheme” or “Kenya employment program.”

Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular some of the job sites presented above are. 

The caption of the cover image above is in Montréal, Canada. Photo by Crew on Unsplash.


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4 responses to “How to get a job in Kenya”

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