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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?

US mission spouses are only allowed at post if they are employed at the US embassy or the American School. A variety of jobs are available with local NGOs. - Apr 11, 2017
It's very difficult for spouses to find work outside of the Embassy. There are limited jobs at AISD and at local NGOs for spouses who qualify. Salary scales on the local economy are very low. - Jun 17, 2016
You can work at AISD. - May 18, 2016
No - Jun 20, 2015
yes - Mar 2, 2015
I don't think so. - Sep 29, 2014
My wife was the CLO at the British High Commission but that is extremely rare. - Aug 3, 2014
Mostly NGO work or local salary levels. - Jul 28, 2014
Local economy... not so sure. EFMs generally work for the embassy, an international NGO, or an international school. Those who want to be employed are. - Aug 9, 2013
Several at the embassy and school, also out with NGOs. - Aug 14, 2011
No. If you're not with an embassy, Bangladesh will literally annotate spouse visas with "No right to work or perform volunteer activities." - Feb 8, 2011
Not really unless you work for a foreign company or NGO. - Jan 29, 2011
Not much. - Jan 7, 2011
There are opportunities, but people I knew who had good jobs had special skill sets (e.g., public health or IT) and had to do much of the legwork themselves. - Oct 25, 2010
No, but there are invaluable volunteering opportunities. - Apr 27, 2010
Decent, yes, though finding paid work can be a challenge. There are many NGOs and international organizations, international businesses, and international schools--and jobs at those don't always require Bangla. - Oct 30, 2009
Yes. Many NGOs are here. Numerous expats have found rewarding jobs. Lots of spouses work at the embassy, too. - Aug 6, 2009
If you work in public health or development, you have a good chance of finding something worthwhile. Almost every development organization and international ogranization is represented here. There are some jobs at the Embassy, but they are mainly clerical. - Mar 13, 2009
This is a tricky question. A work permit is something that is technically required. I didn't get one, and found work. But I think I was lucky. - Nov 20, 2008
No, we hear many of the spouses complain about the lack of jobs/work. - Oct 27, 2008
At NGOs. - Mar 2, 2008
If you're associated with the Embassy then most people seem to work with one of the local hospitals. Any work outside of that is difficult to get because of embassy security concerns. If you are here privately, there are tons of NGOs that employ foreigners. - Feb 24, 2008