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?

NGOs or at embassies. Not easy to get a work permit but it does happen. There are a lot of longterm expats here that seem to make it work. - Nov 2019

There is a substantial group of spouses here who work from home, either telecommuting or working as freelancers in various fields. I know of at least one spouse who teaches classes here, but I don't know the details of working on the local economy. There are some jobs at the Embassy, in the Consular section and the Community Liaison Office (CLO). - May 2019

Here in the embassy most non-embassy spouses do not work because there is little work at the embassy. I don't know any who work on the local economy, but I am sure there are some. - Apr 2018

Since there's a hiring freeze, no spouses are working at the embassy unless they were working before the freeze started. - Aug 2017

There are some jobs available at the Embassy. Most people who want a job find one. Locally there is not much unless you want to volunteer at the numerous places needing help. - Apr 2017

Lots of NGOs. - Aug 2016

No. And I've been told getting a visa to work locally is near impossible. - May 2014

Nothing that would pay well enough to justify the effort. - Apr 2012

There are few jobs for expats on the local economy. - Jun 2011

With some NGOs perhaps, but work permits can be a problem. - Feb 2010

Yes - Feb 2010

Appear to be, with NGOs, etc. - May 2009

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