Tunis - 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?

Local salaries are very low and jobs are competed over intensely. Most spouses telework. Proximity to Europe can help for some jobs. - Jan 2024

Local work permits are hard to get and you would need fluent French. Partners either telecommute or work for other embassies. Teaching is also a possibility. Local salary scales depend on the job. - Jun 2022

Many spouses either work at the Embassy or work remotely. - May 2022

It's a tough place for spouses as local pay is so low. - Nov 2020

There is an American School. Several jobs at the Embassy. - May 2020

The hiring freeze has been detrimental to spouse hiring. Some spouses have jobs with international organizations, and there are a few international schools here. - Nov 2017

Yes, for spouses at the US Embassy. - Nov 2015

Maybe if you speak fluent French? - Nov 2014

Not many. - Jul 2013

If you speak French, maybe. - Jun 2013

I didn't find any, though fluent French or Arabic would probably improve your chances a great deal. - Oct 2011

There are some international companies that hire expats and the African Devt Bank has some work opportunities depending on your skill set. - Jul 2010

Not at all. Tunisians will work for MUCH less than Americans, French or Italians. Plus you have to be fluent in French AND Arabic. - May 2010

No. It's difficult to find work here unless you teach or are in nursing. I've seen quite a few nurses land work at the embassy and school. - Jan 2010

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