Managua - 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?

Mostly telecommuting. Local jobs pay very little. - Dec 2021

Quite a few spouses work in EFM jobs at the embassy. Others telework for U.S. companies. Working on the local economy is not common, as pay is very, very low and Spanish is essential. - Jun 2020

Not much on the local economy. A couple of them teach at the American Nicaraguan School or at local universities. There were many jobs at the Embassy, until the hiring freeze. A few of those positions have been unfrozen. - Apr 2018

Not so many opportunities. Teaching jobs are sometimes available. - Mar 2012

Limited opportunities available at the international schools if you have a teaching certificate. - Apr 2009

As volunteers, yes. Paid, not so many. - Mar 2008

No - just occasional EFM jobs at the Embassy or teaching jobs at one of the international schools. - Feb 2008

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