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?

There are a lot of NGOs and a few schools where you can find employment but if you are looking for anything else then you had better be a self-contained business. - Aug 2019


NGOs and the local international school are the only employment opportunities that I was aware of outside of the Embassy. - Aug 2019


Some people have with NGOs. Local positions would not pay enough. The majority of our spouses work within our diplomatic mission. Currently, there are only full-time positions available. - Aug 2019


I am a civil engineer and work locally but had the job before we were posted here. Most others I know work at the embassy. There are NGO and specialist positions here though. Medical professionals, health and agricultural sector experts and engineers could possibly find well-paying positions. They may be outside of Monrovia though. - Nov 2017


Some spouses work in the Embassy or with USAID partners or other organizations. - Jun 2016


If you like development work, yes, you can find something. - Dec 2013


Not really. - Dec 2012


If you volunteer, then yes. Otherwise, not really. - Aug 2010


Unless you arrange employment with a local NGO prior to your arrival, job opportunities once on the ground are extremely limited. - Jul 2009


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