There are volunteering opportunities in rural parts of Tajikistan and paid teaching work available at a small number of ‘International’ Schools and language centres. Salaries are low but should cover your living costs and allow sufficient funds to explore the country. Demand for English tuition in Tajikistan is growing steadily.
|Type of Institution||Typical salary (USD/month)||Typical hours||Typical annual leave|
|Language centres and kindergartens||600 – 800||Various but sometimes 6 days a week||2 weeks plus national holidays|
|‘International’ schools||800 – 1,000||8am – 4pm Monday to Friday||4-6 weeks plus national holidays|
|International schools||2,000 upwards||8am – 4pm Monday to Friday plus some weekend work||10 weeks plus national holidays|
Main places for jobs
Degree, TEFL certificate.
1. The schools that offer good salaries tend to recruit several months in advance for a September start.
2. When discussing the details of your employment contract be sure to ask if accommodation is included.
3. Note that it may be difficult or impossible to find imported Western goods that you are accustomed to.
Speak to your prospective employer regarding work permits. It may be a lot easier if you can arrange all necessary paperwork in advance. Visa requirements are changing frequently so it is vital to speak with your embassy and with your prospective employer.
Cost of living
The cost of accommodation, food and transport is low in Tajikistan. It is a poor country and tourism remains undeveloped.
Tax and salary information
Income tax should be paid by your employer on your behalf. As usual, salary should be expected on a monthly basis.
|Lots of volunteering opportunities||Very few jobs advertised|
|The demand for English tuition is growing||Poor infrastructure, healthcare and law enforcement|
|Your contribution can have a positive impact on the local people||You need to keep up-to-date with any travel warnings issued regarding recent fighting in the region|
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