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What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

No, this is not allowed. However, there are good EFM positions at the Embassy (in order to bring a USG spouse to Kabul, s/he must have an EFM position). - Jun 18, 2014
There are some on the development side. Lots of big projects and big pay packages. You have to have the job before coming, though. - Jul 12, 2013
Jobs? Yes, some. Decent jobs? No. I would never recommend that a Westerner take the security risk of coming here unless affiliated with a government. - Mar 30, 2013
Not on the local community, but there are a lot of jobs for spouses here on the embassy compound. - Dec 27, 2010
Yes, with a contractor or an NGO. However, the glory days may be over - there is a concerted push to hire more Afghans and fewer expats. - Aug 2, 2010
Lots of expats work for USAID contractors. - Jul 10, 2010