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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?

Several spouses telecommute or take online classes. Local salaries are much lower than U.S. Spouses could explore jobs at the International School, doing freelance (such as exercise classes), in the mining sector or international development. For most local work you need to be fluent in French. - Dec 13, 2017
No. Pay would be very low, and you would need French. - May 21, 2016
A few with NGOs, most require at least some French. - Aug 8, 2015
If you work in international development, yes. Otherwise, not really. French is necessary. - Jun 9, 2015
There are some jobs, but French fluency is an absolute requirement. The US government makes a respectable effort to employ family members, but as with many small embassies, family members will likely be vastly overqualified for anything they're doing as an EFM. - Nov 18, 2012
No. - Aug 6, 2010
ISO and NGOs sometimes have job openings. The Embassy has five or six jobs for eligible family members - but they aren't all full-time or - Jul 25, 2008
Not really. Pay here is very low (for example, a fully-tenured professor at the local university might get US$500/month). Almost nothing is available through the embassy. To do any work on the local economy, even volunteer work, you'll need to speak some French. Be creative in looking for and finding work. - Jun 18, 2008