Investing in Côte d’Ivoire has become a boon for economic players. The recruitment market is very dynamic in sectors such as mining, telecommunications, consumer products, agribusiness, banking, distribution. As a result, there is a growing need for qualified workers and technicians. Several international and local companies settled there, and constantly seeking to recruit qualified agents: Orange, Carrefour, the ADB and other Financial Institutions, Accor Hotels, SIR etc.

Extractive Industries:  Great recruitment needs for technicians such as engineers with acute expertise or highly qualified project managers.

Food industry: Great recruitment needs for sales and marketing profiles (business development, marketing managers, sales managers) and technical director (factory manager).

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Construction Industry, hotels and tourism: Needs to recruit operational directors, DAF etc.

Recruitment opportunity in Côte d’Ivoire in this sector: RESPONSABLE RESTAURANT H/F

Banking, Finance: West African economic heart, the country is full of Banks and financial institutions in permanent need of profiles such as: Audit, risk manager, Chief Financial Officer, Head of agency etc.

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Telecoms, ICT and other sectors: With 5 mobile operators in the country, this sector is one of the first recruiters in the country, with several technical or administrative profiles to recruit.

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Growth expectations:  ILO (International Labor Organization): “122 million posts to be created in Africa by 2027”

GDP growth in Côte d’Ivoire is expected to reach 8% in 2018 according to World Bank forecasts. The country’s authorities have an ambitious investment program, such as the construction of a Metro-type urban railway (Metro d’Abidjan), for an emerging Ivory Coast by 2020.

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  • Strong economic assets.
  • Good infrastructures inherited from the two decades of the “Ivorian miracle” (1960-1980).
  • The world’s largest cocoa producer with more than 35% of the market.
  • The second port in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Important road network, recently expanded international airport.
  • Growing agriculture (28% of GDP).
  • Number one in Africa for several other agricultural export productions (rubber, cashew nuts, cotton, coffee, oil palm, banana, pineapple, cola).
  • Secondary sector (25% of GDP): crude oil refining, construction and agrifood processing.
  • The tertiary sector (47% of GDP): banking, mobile telephony (5 operators) as well as ICT.
  • Energy self-sufficiency through the exploitation of gas and oil deposits.
  • Exports of electricity and petroleum products in the subregion, its refinery (SIR) ranks second in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • On a strong momentum since the end of the post-election crisis (April 2011).
  • Returning Growth (9.8% in 2012 and 8.7% in 2013, 8% in 2014 and 8.4% in 2015, 7.8% in 2016 after a recession of 5% of GDP in 2011).
  • Progressive dynamism of the private sector.

Geographic data: Located in WEST AFRICA

Yamoussokro, Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Official Name: Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Surface area: 322.463 km²

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Main cities: Abidjan, Bouaké, San Pedro, Gagnoa, Korhogo, Daloa, Yamoussoukro

Official language: French – National: 11

Currency: CFA Franc

National holiday: August 7

Demographic data

Population: 22.7 million inhabitants (World Bank, 2015) including 5.5 million foreigners

Density: 69.7 inhabitants / km² (World Bank, 2014)

Population growth: 2.4% (World Bank, 2014)

Life expectancy: 51.9 years (World Bank, 2015)

Literacy rate: 57% (World Bank, 2011)

Economic data

GDP: USD 32 billion (DGT, 2016)

GDP per capita: USD 1,410 (DGT, 2015)

Growth rate: 8.6% (IMF, 2015)

Unemployment rate: NC

Inflation rate: 1.6% (DGT, 2015)

Budget balance: – 2.3% of GDP (DGT, 2015)

Trade balance: CFAF 1,468 billion (IMF)

Main costumers: Netherlands (10%); United States (8%); South Africa (7%); France 6% (DGT, 2014)

Major suppliers: Nigeria (22%), France (12%), China (9%), India (5%

GDP line of business shares (DGT, 2016): Agriculture: 28%, Industry: 25%, Services: 47%