Volunteering and farming: employment opportunities in Guinea
Guinea is one of the most challenging places to live and work in Africa. But this region is ideal for those who prefer to work abroad in a remote area full of natural beauty and exotic culture. The country was formerly a French colony, so French is the official language here. Having it can be a significant advantage when looking for a well-paid job with Guinean companies. Find out more about employment opportunities in Guinea and how to work abroad using the specific checklist.
The specifics of employment in Guinea
So far, Guinea's economy is at a very low level and is not growing steadily. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. The main income of the Guinean budget comes from the mining industry and agriculture. Although, in reality, the country is rich in natural resources, as it has considerable mineral reserves and large areas of fertile land. Guinea's rivers also have significant hydropower potential.
For this very reason, the country can be a promising destination for those who plan to migrate for work to develop their business in the electricity, mining and agricultural industries. In addition, the employment of almost 80% of Guineans is related to agriculture and forestry. Others work mainly in the industrial and construction sectors. Recently, tourism has started to develop more actively in the country and the percentage of employment in the service sector has increased accordingly.
Jobs for foreigners in Guinea
The mining industry and agricultural production also provide opportunities for foreigners to find work. But for this, you need to be a true professional in your field and have work experience. Guinea's health and education systems are underdeveloped. Therefore, professionals in these fields can only find employment as private tutors for wealthy Guineans or foreign families.
Volunteering is one of the cheapest options for labour emigration to Guinea. After all, foreigners can find work in one of the numerous volunteer centres that provide humanitarian aid to the local population. Representatives of various international organisations recruit volunteers from all over the world to join their teams. Medical workers, teachers, communicators and social work specialists are in particular need of such places.
We also advise you to find out about vacancies at your country's embassy. Apart from diplomacy itself, you can get involved there in project management, financial control, secretarial activities, public relations, technical support, etc. Getting a job at a consulate in Guinea will not be too difficult, as it is not the most popular destination for diplomatic staff.
Work visa to Guinea
Before travelling to Guinea, it is important to have a signed employment contract. Most foreigners planning an extended stay in the country for work need a work visa. Whether your country's nationals need this should be checked with the embassy, but a long-term visa is only issued after staying in Guinea for at least 90 days. Therefore, to enter the country, a short-term visa must first be issued, which is available electronically.
To obtain any type of Guinean visa, the following documents must be submitted:
• copies of passport pages with personal details;
• foreign passport valid for at least six months;
• a photograph of uniform size;
• employment contract with the employer;
• Certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.
It is also important to note the regulations for crossing the Guinean border. There are, for instance, some restrictions on the importation of precious stones and ivory, leather or wood products. To avoid trouble at customs, it is better to obtain a special import permit for these goods from the local authorities. A legal consultant will help you understand all legal subtleties in more detail.
7 minResidence permit
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.