Unemployment is high, and unless you have unique skills, the chances of lining up something are small. The most likely areas for employment are the safari industry, tourism, dive masters and teaching, but, in all areas, competition is stiff and the pay is low. The best way to land something is to get to know someone already working in the business. Also check safari operator and lodge websites, some of which advertise vacant positions.
Work and residency permits should be arranged through the potential employer or sponsoring organisation; residency permits normally need to be applied for from outside Tanzania. Be prepared for lots of bureaucracy. Most teaching positions are voluntary and best arranged through voluntary agencies or mission organisations at home.
Business hours are listed inside the front cover, with exceptions noted in the individual listings. In addition to regular banking hours, most forex bureaus remain open until 5pm Monday to Friday, and until noon on Saturday. Many shops and offices close for one to two hours between noon and 2pm, and – especially in coastal areas – on Friday afternoons for mosque services. Supermarkets in major cities are often open on Saturday afternoon and Sunday for a few hours around midday.
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