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Work or Volunteer in Africa

If you have fallen in love with Africa and want to find a job so you can stay longer, there are plenty of opportunities. Africa is not lacking in unskilled labor, so most jobs that are open to foreigners usually require a skill or a university degree. Here's a list of resources to help you find gainful employment in Africa.

Conservation Jobs in Africa
Conservation Jobs in Africa. Resources and information that will help you find a job or volunteer opportunity working with wildlife in Africa. Work with rhinos, penguins, lions, and chimpanzees; help sustain the marine ecology in Madagascar and more.

Short-term Volunteer Opportunities in Africa
Information about short-term volunteer opportunities in Africa for those looking for more than just a vacation. Tips about program costs, what to expect when you volunteer in Africa and a list of orgnizations that offer volunteer programs.

Volunteer Work in Africa
Volunteer work in Africa. This article will help you decide what volunteer job suits you and what to expect when you volunteer in Africa. You'll also find personal recommendations of volunteer organizations which recruit both paid and unpaid volunteers to work on different development related jobs in Africa.

Family Volunteer Vacations in Africa
Family Volunteer Vacations in Africa and Family Volontourism options. Information for families looking for a meaningful vacation in Africa. Choose from recommended family volunteer vacations in Ghana, Mozambique, Seychelles, Kenya and more.

Celebrities and Africa
Celebrities and Africa. Find out which celebrities are making a real difference in Africa. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bono, Ben Affleck, Bill Gates and others have all set up foundations that donate huge sums of money to various programs in Africa. Discover what African celebrities are doing to help those in need back home. And find...

Africa Travel Related Jobs
Job listings for those interested in the Africa travel and tourism sector. Jobs listed include managing game lodges, tour operators, travel agents and more.

Find A Job in Africa
Whether you are a banker looking for a change of location, a volunteer ready to help AIDS orphans or keen on working in conservation to save the rhino, this is the site for you. FindaJobinAfrica.com is easy to use, has listings for all countries in Africa, and includes vacancies from the major development agencies like CARE, UN and more.

Development News
Oneworld.net is a very informative site that lists sustainable development news and information per country. Africa is well represented and the information is written by past and present volunteers. This is a great resource if you're researching a country for a possible job or volunteer opportunity.

UN Vacancies
The UN lists its vacancies by occupation not geographic location so you'll have to browse through this list of vacancies to see where the positions are based. The UN's requirements often include a Ph.D. and knowledge of several languages.

Doctors Without Borders
My favorite charity to donate money to, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) have volunteer opportunities throughout Africa. This is their US site.

Habitat for Humanity International
You can't go wrong building homes for people in need. Habitat works in many African countries, here's a link to find out how you can get involved.

Conservation Work on Wildlife Projects
Ekosini Eco Experience offers 2-12 week self-funding volunteer opportunities for those interested in conservation and wildlife. Based in South Africa enabling you to work with penguins, sharks, baboons and more.

Immigration to South Africa
Uncertain about the future, many of South Africa's skilled workers left in 1994 when the country became truly democratic. Their fears were unfounded but luckily for you this means South Africa is keen to import skilled staff. This guide provides a general overview of South African work permits.

Peace Corps
If you are a US citizen and are looking for a volunteer opportunity with the Peace Corps, they work in the following areas in Africa; education, health and HIV/AIDS, business development, agriculture, and the environment.

Skillshare International
Volunteer opportunities for those interested in working in Botswana, Lesotho, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.

Jobs in the Oil and Gas Industry
Worlwideworker.com lists job openings in Africa for those working in the oil and gas industry. Note: The dates are written in the European style (day, month, year).

Volunteer Africa
Volunteer Africa offers opportunities for people aged over 18 mainly on community based projects in Tanzania. The minimum time spent is 4 weeks and you have to raise your own money. Excellent opportunity for those who want to be more than just a tourist when visiting Africa.

CA Global - Recruiting Specialists for Africa
CA Global is a Specialist African Recruitment Company offering permanent, interim, executive, retained and contract placements throughout Africa across a spectrum of industry sectors.

Volunteer Worker in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Sierra Hutchinson.
Volunteer Worker in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Sierra Hutchinson, shares her experiences from the field. Sierra is working on functional adult literacy with the Ministry of Education, local cooperatives and multilateral organizations in the agricultural belt of Cote d'Ivoire. Look for regularly updated news and photos.

Diaspo Careers
DiaspoCareers is a South African company specializing in listing jobs and offering employment services to those looking for a career in Africa.

Zebra Jobs
Job search engine for all kinds of jobs in Africa from nursing to computer programming. Both public and private sector jobs are listed.

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