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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?

This is a hard question. I think most spouses try to work at the embassy (some telecommute). Not many work locally, although there are some schools that need English speakers, so if you have a teacher certification, you could look there. When I first got here, I applied for an embassy job and got it right away (but then got stuck in the security clearance/hiring freeze limbo), but I've heard now that spouses are competing for embassy jobs, so I'm not really sure. - Apr 10, 2017
Most spouses sought employment at the embassy. Local jobs are very low paying. - Feb 14, 2017
Some, doesn't seem to be a lot though. - May 1, 2016
NGO representation is fairly high here, and the U. S. Embassy makes a definite effort to provide opportunities for employment. Many spouses find it takes several months to find employment, often at a level lower than they are accustomed to. - Oct 31, 2011
Some. - Sep 24, 2011
No. Only teaching english. - Apr 27, 2011
No - Jun 9, 2010
I think so. The high volume of foreign aid coming into the country has created a large number of NGO-type jobs around. - Oct 12, 2009
None to speak of. - Jan 27, 2009