Dili - 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?

A bit of everything. More empty EFM positions currently than EFMs at Post. NGOs do hire as well. - Aug 2021

Education, NGO's, volunteer work. You can probably find something to keep yourself busy, but local pay scales are low. I think telecommuting would be rough given the internet situation. - Sep 2017

Most either teach at the QSI school, an NGO, work at the Embassy or USAID. The Embassy is very support of EFMs. - May 2017

For those seeking enumerated employment, there are several international schools in town, as well as employment with foreign missions and NGOs, as well as aid organizations and their local partners. Some expats also work at one of the local English language schools, LELI. - Sep 2016

Yes, NGOs. - Nov 2013

There are plenty of job opportunities here for those who are interested. There are EFM jobs at the embassy, teaching positions at the school, and lots of NGOs and other private companies here looking for help. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities as well. - Apr 2013

Not of the local economy but there are many NGOs, the UN and at the embassy. - Mar 2010

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