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 some embassy jobs. If you're a teacher, you can often get a job at one of the international schools. Other than that, not much on the market for spouses. Plenty of volunteer opportunities where you can get really involved with locals; that has its own rewards, if you have the right attitude. - Jan 2019


This is a hard question. I think most spouses try to work at the embassy (some telecommute). Not many work locally, although there are some schools that need English speakers, so if you have a teacher certification, you could look there. When I first got here, I applied for an embassy job and got it right away (but then got stuck in the security clearance/hiring freeze limbo), but I've heard now that spouses are competing for embassy jobs, so I'm not really sure. - Apr 2017


Most spouses sought employment at the embassy. Local jobs are very low paying. - Feb 2017


Some, doesn't seem to be a lot though. - May 2016


NGO representation is fairly high here, and the U. S. Embassy makes a definite effort to provide opportunities for employment. Many spouses find it takes several months to find employment, often at a level lower than they are accustomed to. - Oct 2011


Some. - Sep 2011


No. Only teaching english. - Apr 2011


No - Jun 2010


I think so. The high volume of foreign aid coming into the country has created a large number of NGO-type jobs around. - Oct 2009


None to speak of. - Jan 2009


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