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?

Local salary scales are very, very low by US standards. Spouses who work on the local market work for international NGOs who pay international salaries. Very few US Embassy spouses work on the local market; most take jobs at the Embassy. - Mar 2017

For DOS folks, plenty of EFM jobs at embassy. Outside there are many NGO's that could use help. - Jun 2016

Nope. - Oct 2015

I'm not sure. Probably not - the economic situation is quite bad. - Apr 2013

Yes. Cost of living rather high though, not sure the salary would provide for standard of living? - Dec 2008

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