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?

It is Kabul so spouses must get a job at the Embassy in order to come to post. There are EFM positions here. - Jul 2019

No, this is not allowed. However, there are good EFM positions at the Embassy (in order to bring a USG spouse to Kabul, s/he must have an EFM position). - Jun 2014

There are some on the development side. Lots of big projects and big pay packages. You have to have the job before coming, though. - Jul 2013

Jobs? Yes, some. Decent jobs? No. I would never recommend that a Westerner take the security risk of coming here unless affiliated with a government. - Mar 2013

Not on the local community, but there are a lot of jobs for spouses here on the embassy compound. - Dec 2010

Yes, with a contractor or an NGO. However, the glory days may be over - there is a concerted push to hire more Afghans and fewer expats. - Aug 2010

Lots of expats work for USAID contractors. - Jul 2010

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