Nouakchott - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

Lots of jobs at the US embassy for spouses. Several spouses telework for their companies back in the States. - Aug 2021


Embassy work. - Aug 2021


Some people can teach at the French or American schools, or at oil companies. - Sep 2020


Local paid jobs may be difficult to find. International NGOs and schools, however, may be options for paid employment. Lots of volunteer opportunities available, especially if you are creative, but some level of Arabic/French would likely be extremely useful. - Apr 2019


I don't know of anyone who works on the economy, but the U.S. Embassy works very hard to employ employee spouses who want to work. - May 2016


NO! - Dec 2015


No. - Apr 2014


No. There are sometimes opportunities at the schools. - Aug 2011


No. - Dec 2009


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