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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?

French is a must to work on the locally economy. There is some teleworking but slow internet makes that tough. Most who are employed are EFMs. - Dec 21, 2017
I do not know anyone who has a local job. - Dec 4, 2017
Teleworking is a great option if you can get it. Local NGO and embassy jobs are available, but don't expect to be hired immediately. If you can, bring business cards in English and French (double-sided) with you. - Jan 21, 2017
USAID and Embassy had several positions. Local NGOs also. A few spouses worked at the UN but they were already in that system when they arrived in Kin. - Sep 26, 2016
Employment opportunities for USG employee family members are good - there are several jobs going begging right now because people can be picky. That said, the USG process (security clearance, approval from DC etc...) can take months and is very annoying. If you have French finding work on the local economy is not that difficult either. - Apr 26, 2016
Yes. Many in the Embassy, also with NGOs. Teachers can find work. - Nov 24, 2012
No. - May 21, 2012
Perhaps through other NGOs but not locally. - Feb 13, 2012
No. - Nov 13, 2011
If you keep looking - Aug 4, 2011
There are a few within the Mission, but most are usually low paying, part-time, menial work. Plus, there is often a language requirement that is difficult to master. There is little or no work on the local economy. It is difficult/impossible to get a work permit (you have to prove that you have the skills that are not available in local market). There are plenty of volunteer groups that are more than ready for you to donate your time and money to their cause. - Jan 19, 2011
i think not. - Oct 16, 2010
Don't know. - Jan 21, 2009