Harare - 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?

A few Embassy jobs available, working to get more opportunities. - May 2021

Many opportunities at the US embassy. Salaries on local economy are low, and there are skilled workers here. - Feb 2020

Lots of stay at home parents here, I imagine telecommuting would be rough with the time difference. - Feb 2019

Not likely in this environment. - Jan 2019

Most expat spouses do not work at post. The hiring freeze put a squash on the somewhat limited positions. Post is trying to advocate for spouses. You can telework if your company lets you. However, there are power outages once a week and the interent will go out until the generator kicks in. Local salary scales are disappointing to me. - Apr 2018

It is tough to get a good job on the local economy. Zimbabweans are well educated and highly capable people. High unemployment means they will take the job. - Sep 2017

Very limited - also due to strict labor laws and difficulties in getting work permits. - Jul 2017

There are not a lot of options on the local market as there is ready supply of well educated Zimbabweans who will do the job for less. Many spouses pursued advanced degrees at local universities that were cheap and good. - Jul 2017

Not really, hard to get a work permit when so many locals are without jobs - Apr 2016

The pay is quite low. - Dec 2013

No. - Dec 2008

Not too many, some NGOs and some schools hire. - Sep 2008

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