What are the dos and don'ts of finding a job in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Hello everyone,

Where is the best place to start when looking for a job in the Democratic Republic of Congo? Is it better to job-hunt by directly contacting the company of your interest, or should job-seekers rely on a recruitment agency, for example?

Are there any unique aspects that job-seekers should consider when preparing their CV/résumé and cover letter? Should a photo be included?

Do you have any tips on interview conduct in the Democratic Republic of Congo? Are there any particulars, such as greetings or behavioural customs?

In you opinion, is knowledge of the local language or a regional language necessary to successfully apply for a job? What level of the language should job-seekers have mastered?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Hi, it depens on your experience, qualification, the kind of job you are looking for and how much do you expect to earn. I've been living here for nearly five years.