Djibouti - 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?

There are very limited jobs outside the embassy. A number of spouses have done full-time telework, but the time zones are difficult to manage. Most spouses work within the embassy and there are a good number of positions available. - May 2022

No local market work available. - Sep 2020

There were plenty of jobs in the embassy but the hiring freeze prevented some EFMs from working. Camp has a number of jobs available. - Apr 2018

This is a really great post for spousal employment - and all full-time. Several spouses work at the Embassy in jobs such as the Housing Assistant, Facilities Assistant, Political/Econ Assistant, CLO, and Consular Associate. At Camp Lemonnier, several spouses are employed as contractors and in banking. I do not know of any spouses working on the local market. - Jun 2016

The Embassy has jobs for any EFM who wants one. The security clearance is a bear though. - Aug 2015

Some -- especially for those who want to teach English. - Feb 2013

No. There are a few jobs at the embassy for spouses, but they are very few and limited. There is always talk of establishing this job or that job for spouses, but it is all talk and no one ever does anything about it. - Apr 2010

It's a growing economy, and it seems like someone could make a way for themselves doing consulting or working at the Port, but reality is: you need to speak French, and even then, there's not much available. - Aug 2008

NO. - Apr 2008

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