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?

Jobs are opening up for spouses. No telecommuting as far as I know. Both full and part-time positions are available. - Jul 2019


The majority worked at the embassy. There were a few with NGO positions. Telecommuting would be impossible based on the slow internet service. - Oct 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 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 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 2013


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