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Jobs opportunities in Cape Verde

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I am a qualified English teacher looking for a job in Cape Verde. Is there any demand for English ?

Hi there. The problem is not the demand. The problem is that there are more people offering English language classes than there are students to take the classes. Because of this oversupply, your services will be cheap. Finally, students are very poor. They can barely even afford the classes. Bottom like is that, unfortunately, this is not a feasible way to earn a living in Cape Verde.

Thanks for this. Shame because it looks a great place to live and work. I guess the hotel industry might be my best bet ?

The tourism industry is the largest sector of the economy. However, it is a poor country. Don't come expecting substantial salaries. The average worker makes about $200-300 a month. The best way to earn a good living here is to start your own local business but with your clients being foreigners (inside and outside of the country). Otherwise, you won't stick around.

Understood, thanks.

Hi!

My name is Amanda, and I'm a 25year old nurse from Sweden.  :)

I am thinking of moving to Sal. And would like to know if there are any nurse jobs available? I have worked as a nurse in Sweden for 3 years.

I speak fluid english, Swedish and I also understand Norwegian and Danish.

How do I apply for a job there ? and how do I apply for the working visa?

Best regards
Amanda

Hi Amanda,

Sal is an island of 25,000. It's a tourism hub. There are no hospitals there. Only a public health clinic for the locals and it's fully staffed. You'd have to live on the island of Santiago or Sao Vicente to find any significant hospital facilities. But, you would not likely find any work in those islands in the area of nursing unless you had many years of experience, and you'd have to speak Portuguese fluently in order to communicate with the patients.

Keep in mind that Cape Verde is a SMALL-island nation with low income. People here don't have the money to pay for health care. Most of the healthcare is provided by the government. There are a few private clinics that cater to people in the higher income brackets (which is considered $800 a month to maybe $1,500 per month).

Most of the economic activity is generated by tourism, but the tourists do not stay long enough to require medical services. So healthcare is a largely local phenomenon. You'd be better off opening some kind of health-spa that focused on health tourism. There's nothing like it here but there are possibilities. It would require a considerable investment (you'd have to find investors).

Angelo

Swedenamanda :

Hi!

My name is Amanda, and I'm a 25year old nurse from Sweden.  :)

I am thinking of moving to Sal. And would like to know if there are any nurse jobs available? I have worked as a nurse in Sweden for 3 years.

I speak fluid english, Swedish and I also understand Norwegian and Danish.

How do I apply for a job there ? and how do I apply for the working visa?

Best regards
Amanda

My name is Solomon Emmanuel Anumudu, i am a Nigerian citizen .I study electrical and electronics engineering.I have worked in a National electric an power authority ( NEPA )  at Lagos state for three to four years  before it became privatize.

I am asking if a Nigerian citizen needed a visa  and working permit to come and work in cape Verde ?
Can i get a job at electrical and electronics engineering  company in  cape Verde?
Looking forward to hear from you thanks.

Best Regards
SOLOMON

Hi Solomon,

Have you done any homework at all regarding Cape Verde? Cape Verde is a tiny country with only half million total residents (half of which are children), compared to over 220 million in Nigeria. There is only one power utility company and all technical jobs are already filled by qualified Cape Verdeans. Even if there were openings there or elsewhere (e.g., construction companies), you would be required to speak Portuguese fluently as it is a Portuguese-speaking country. Do you speak Portuguese?

Why on earth would an engineer want to leave Nigeria, a large developing country presumably with demand for qualified people such as yourself, to come to Cape Verde, a tiny under-developed country with few jobs, looking for work? Makes no sense really.

Most Nigerians and citizens of other West African states who want to come to Cape Verde think that they can get to Europe or America more easily from here. If that's your motivation, please be aware that the reality is exactly the opposite. Non-residents are much LESS likely to obtain a tourist visa from any Embassy in CV. You're better off applying from where you are.

Cheers,

Angelo

SOLOMON Emmanuel Anumudu :

My name is Solomon Emmanuel Anumudu, i am a Nigerian citizen .I study electrical and electronics engineering.I have worked in a National electric an power authority ( NEPA )  at Lagos state for three to four years  before it became privatize.

I am asking if a Nigerian citizen needed a visa  and working permit to come and work in cape Verde ?
Can i get a job at electrical and electronics engineering  company in  cape Verde?
Looking forward to hear from you thanks.

Best Regards
SOLOMON

Thank for your returning mail, though i did not understood what you are trying to mean but i am qualified more than an United State  of America (USA) or Great Britain ,( GB) remember that we are Great African still have a qualified people over here  in Africa, Nigeria as well,however let us believed in our self, i have being  in United State of America (USA) ,Great Britain  (GB) , Japan ,China and Portugal , so i am not think to leave Cape Verde (CV) to another country honestly.
Therefore ,if  i can get Electrical and Electronics Engineering (E.E.E) work , in Cape Verde (CV) i will be more glad and i will add my experience, meanwhile i can speak a Portuguese  but not very good.
Do i need a visa to come to Cape Verde (CV) ?
Do i need a working permit in Cape Verde (CV)?
Looking  to  my request will be gazetteted, heping to hear from you ASAP thanks.
Best regards
Solomon.

Hi Solomon,

Not sure why you misunderstood me. I thought I was very clear. Hopefully the following leaves no doubt: There are no jobs in your field in Cape Verde.

Good luck finding a job in your field elsewhere.

Regards,

Angelo

SOLOMON Emmanuel Anumudu :

Thank for your returning mail, though i did not understood what you are trying to mean but i am qualified more than an United State  of America (USA) or Great Britain ,( GB) remember that we are Great African still have a qualified people over here  in Africa, Nigeria as well,however let us believed in our self, i have being  in United State of America (USA) ,Great Britain  (GB) , Japan ,China and Portugal , so i am not think to leave Cape Verde (CV) to another country honestly.
Therefore ,if  i can get Electrical and Electronics Engineering (E.E.E) work , in Cape Verde (CV) i will be more glad and i will add my experience, meanwhile i can speak a Portuguese  but not very good.
Do i need a visa to come to Cape Verde (CV) ?
Do i need a working permit in Cape Verde (CV)?
Looking  to  my request will be gazetteted, heping to hear from you ASAP thanks.
Best regards
Solomon.

Hi am said Tahouni Yong man from morocco, am cook And am intersteing to work in cape verde

It's strange that so many people assume that they can simply come to Cape Verde and find a good paying job. Not sure how this image of Cape Verde arises. The reality is that Cape Verde is a very, tiny country with no natural resources, few jobs and is highly dependent on foreign investments especially in the tourism industry. You cannot just arrive here and expect to find a job! And the jobs that do exist, even for professionals, pay considerably lower wages than equivalent jobs in other countries.

You have to invest here and create jobs, including your own. That's what most foreigners who come to CV do. They invest. They create their own income. They create more jobs.

Tahouni, you're not likely to find employment here in CV as a cook. There are hundreds of unemployed Cape Verdean cooks because there are not enough restaurants to employ them. And frankly, if you cannot speak Portuguese fluently, you have almost no chance of being hired ahead of a local person with the same skills.

Or. Maybe you can start your own restaurant in one of the tourist islands (Sal or Boavista). That way you can speak any language you want and earn profits if your business concept and business skills are good.

Regards,

Angelo

Tahouni said :

Hi am said Tahouni Yong man from morocco, am cook And am intersteing to work in cape verde

Thank for your explanation on job opportunity but  still want you to clarify me on  visa issue and work permit ,however .
Please do not be offended ,i want to know because friend has been asking this question .
Do a Nigerian citizen  (NG) need a visa to Cap Verde (CV) ?
Do a Nigerian Citizen (NG)  need a  working permit in Cape Verde (CV) ?
Looking forward to hear from you ASAP .

Best Regards
SOLOMON

Solomon, I take no offense to questions. However, if something has been clearly explained, it is going to be somewhat annoying to have to answer the same question repeatedly, wouldn't you think so?

Regarding entrance to Cape Verde, you should review the related topic on the Expat blog as this question has been answered dozens of times over the years. The brief answer is that visitors from ECOWAS countries do not require visas, however they must show that they have the financial means to support themselves (cost of room and board) for the temporary period of time that they are permitted to stay. Usually, people that vacation in a foreign country have a hotel reservation or have a letter of invitation from someone who lives in that country that says the visitor will be a guest of that person.

As far as work permits are concerned, no such thing exists in Cape Verde. If you are hired by an employer, you will be able to work. You simply must apply for a resident permit at the local immigration offices after you are admitted as a temporary visitor. Presumably, you will be prepared to show proof of an employment offer, or proof that you have started your own business.

Angelo

SOLOMON Emmanuel Anumudu :

Thank for your explanation on job opportunity but  still want you to clarify me on  visa issue and work permit ,however .
Please do not be offended ,i want to know because friend has been asking this question .
Do a Nigerian citizen  (NG) need a visa to Cap Verde (CV) ?
Do a Nigerian Citizen (NG)  need a  working permit in Cape Verde (CV) ?
Looking forward to hear from you ASAP .

Best Regards
SOLOMON

Thanks for your good explanation on Visa and work permit,however i am happy to hear from you,because my friend has  been waiting to hear from me, he is a business man and he has money to startup a business in Cape Verd (CV)
Looking forward to hear from you.
Best regard
Solomon

Hello! this is Christian Ndoko.
My back ground is Logistics and transports ( Supply Chain).
I can also be  an English teacher as i did in Cameroon.

Currently in Abidjan working with Oracle Corporation but really want to work and live in Cape Verde.

Best Regards
Christian Ndoko
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Sorry Ndoko. Cape Verde does not have jobs in those areas in which you specialize. This is a micro-country with a tiny economy. There are only half-million total fesidents in the population and over half of that number are children/adolescents. So the total workforce is extremely small.

Most new jobs are created in the area of tourism in hotels, restaurants and leisure activities.

Outside of tourism, there are no jobs being created. Unemployment is extremely high. To fill any openings that may arise, you will need to be able to speak Portuguese fluently and be able to compete with the qualified locals. It is not an English-speaking or French-speaking country. And even if you could land a job, just be aware that typical salaries for professionals are just several hundred euro a month.

If you want to be in Cape Verde and have a good quality of living, you will need to invest and start your own business in toursim. That way you can generate a good income for yourself by targeting European tourists as your clients.

Otherwise, you should be setting your sights elsewhere.

Looking for an IT (project) manager job, 30 years of experience.

pascalmeulemans :

Looking for an IT (project) manager job, 30 years of experience.

You're kidding, right? You're looking for this job in Cape Verde, a tiny Portuguese speaking country, with a micro-population and a micro-economy? Most jobs are produced in tourism sector. Contact the big hotel chains like Hilton, Riu, Melia or others. I doubt their IT jobs would be located in Cape Verde, though. But you won't know unless you ask.

Hi

I was born and grew up in Portugal, My parents are from Cape Verde. I have been living in England for the past 20 years.  I speak Portuguese, English and Kriolu fluently.  I would like to know what jobs opportunities are in Cape Verde e.g embassy or consulate jobs, working with diplomats, public sector...
Any info please.

Thank you

London123 :

Hi

I was born and grew up in Portugal, My parents are from Cape Verde. I have been living in England for the past 20 years.  I speak Portuguese, English and Kriolu fluently.  I would like to know what jobs opportunities are in Cape Verde e.g embassy or consulate jobs, working with diplomats, public sector...
Any info please.

Thank you

London123 :

Hi

I was born and grew up in Portugal, My parents are from Cape Verde. I have been living in England for the past 20 years.  I speak Portuguese, English and Kriolu fluently.  I would like to know what jobs opportunities are in Cape Verde e.g embassy or consulate jobs, working with diplomats, public sector...
Any info please.

Thank you

Hi there,

Keep in mind that Cape Verde is a micro-country. It has a tiny economy with very few exports (not much is created or manufactured here). As such, unemployment rates are quite high. You're unlikely to find any jobs here...with one exception. The largest economic sector is tourism and it occurs largely on the islands of Sal and Boavista. So if you're prepared to work in the tourism industry, there are a few jobs there.

Another consideration is that if you've never actually lived in Cape Verde, it will be very difficult to adapt to life here on the islands. The work ethic is nothing like you are used to in developed countries. You have to see it to believe it.

Finally, salaries here are a fraction of salaries that you may be accustomed to even for the same job with identical responsibilities and requiring the same qualifications.

Hope this information is helpful.

Angelo

London123 :
London123 :

Hi

I was born and grew up in Portugal, My parents are from Cape Verde. I have been living in England for the past 20 years.  I speak Portuguese, English and Kriolu fluently.  I would like to know what jobs opportunities are in Cape Verde e.g embassy or consulate jobs, working with diplomats, public sector...
Any info please.

Thank you

There is an opening right now at:

https://cv.usembassy.gov/vacancy-announ … assistant/

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