Khartoum - 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?

Family members were not allowed to work on the local economy. Any telecommuting opportunities have to be approved by the CDA. The embassy has several positions typically filled by EFMs, including those in Consular, GSO, Facilities, HR, and Public Affairs. - Feb 2018

The only opportunity for spouses to work is at the embassy, which makes every effort to employ spouses. The current hiring freeze makes that impossible right now. Spouses cannot work on the local economy. Some spouses have been creative in pursuing online job opportunities. - May 2017

Embassy or bust. Unfortunately, that's the truth for EFM's here. There are efforts being made to open up opportunities for spouses to work outside, however. - Nov 2016

NGO workers, teachers. - Oct 2016

Not many. You can try to get something with an INGO, but it's hard. - Mar 2016

No. - Jun 2015

Possible NGO work, but there are restrictions that may prohibit this. - Mar 2015

No. - Apr 2014

With international organizations, yes. - May 2009

Lots of spouses manage to find work at embassies, with the UN, or with NGOs. - Sep 2008

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