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 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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