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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?

I am a civil engineer and work locally but had the job before we were posted here. Most others I know work at the embassy. There are NGO and specialist positions here though. Medical professionals, health and agricultural sector experts and engineers could possibly find well-paying positions. They may be outside of Monrovia though. - Nov 17, 2017
Some spouses work in the Embassy or with USAID partners or other organizations. - Jun 23, 2016
If you like development work, yes, you can find something. - Dec 19, 2013
Not really. - Dec 24, 2012
If you volunteer, then yes. Otherwise, not really. - Aug 3, 2010
Unless you arrange employment with a local NGO prior to your arrival, job opportunities once on the ground are extremely limited. - Jul 13, 2009