Freetown - 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?

Some telecommute and there are some jobs available at diplomatic missions. - Jan 2022

Many eligible family members (EFMs) work at the embassy. I have found that if you want to work there is a job for you. There are limited jobs and volunteer opportunities available at the international school. Spouses that are not employed can get very frustrated quickly here. - Sep 2021

Many EFM jobs now that the freeze is over. Otherwise people telecommute. You can also tutor or volunteer at the internationall schools. Salaries are likely low, no idea. Unemployed and under-employed spouses seem frustrated. - May 2018

You can volunteer at orphanages, the animal welfare society, a chimpanzee sanctuary, health organizations, teaching literacy etc. not sure about local schools, don't expect high (or any?) salaries. Some male spouses are known to work from home and there a few jobs for spouses at the embassy but not many. - Sep 2017

There are lots of international NGO's so. If that is your field, you will find work. There are restaraunts owned by expats that also hire sometimes. The school also needs help occasionally. If you want to be busy you will be. - Sep 2014

I don't think so. - Jun 2014

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