Dar Es Salaam - 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 low, most spouses work at the embassy if they want a job. - Jan 2022

The expat job market appears to be undergoing significant negative changes due to the current TZ administrations policies. Getting formal work visas as an expat spouse can be a significant challenge. Work at the embassy appears available. - Jun 2017

No. Tanzania currently has no bi-lateral work agreement. Spouses who work either work at the Embassy, teach or sub at IST, arrive with international jobs lined up, or volunteer. - Jul 2015

No. - Mar 2014

The only jobs I saw expats do were within the diplomatic community and charities. That doesn't mean they aren't there, I just didn't know of any. - Feb 2013

Many spouses worked with NGO's doing development work and others were able to find jobs at the embassy. The embassy was growing and there were many opportunities for spouses who wanted to work either full or part time. - Feb 2013

Yes, with the caveat that labor laws are extremely strict. It is very difficult (though not impossible) to get a work permit, and it may be impossible if you have a diplomatic passport (depending on the embassy... Americans have an agreement with the government allowing spouses to work, the Germans do not, so there are a lot of bored German housewives/husbands around). - Aug 2011

No - work visas outside the embassy are impossible to come by. - Jun 2010

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