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Niamey



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?

The majority worked at the embassy. There were a few with NGO positions. Telecommuting would be impossible based on the slow internet service. - Oct 29, 2017
Some work at the American school or embassy, but most stayed at home or volunteered. There is no possibility to telecommute as the internet is terrible. - Oct 18, 2017
Teaching is a possibility and volunteer work is plentiful. Career continuity likely won't be had for spouses who came along and likely no one would move to Niamey without first having a job (otherwise, what are you doing there??). - Aug 2, 2015
Not unless you've always felt called to sell kleenex and phone cards at one of the city's stoplights. However, the schools are always looking for volunteers and are willing to pay top dollar (read: you'll be volunteering, or at best making $10 an hour). - Jul 7, 2013