NAMIBIA - Employer of record


✔ We get your team working in Namibia

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions caters for employer of record services for businesses that want to recruit workers and operate payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Namibia. Your applicants are hired by using Africa HR Solutions Namibia PEO in agreement with in-country labor laws and can be on-boarded in days instead of the months it typically requires. The person is assigned to work on your staff, working on your organization’s behalf just as if he or she was your employee.

As always, we guarantee 100% compliance for your business in Africa.

Need Employer of Record services in Namibia?

Overview of Namibia

Namibia is located in the Southwestern Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. A large portion of the Namib Desert, thought to be the oldest desert in the world, is in Namibia, and features 1,000-foot-high and 20-mile-long sand dunes.

Official public holidays in Namibia
  • New Year’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Worker’s Day
  • Cassinga Day
  • Africa Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Heroes’ Day
  • International Human Rights Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Family Day
Employment in Namibia

Fixed term contracts are permitted.

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Namibia, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Namibia should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Namibian dollars rather than a foreign currency.

Working hours in Namibia

In general, the work week should not exceed 45 hours, and overtime should not exceed 10 hours per week.

Bonus payment in Namibia

Guaranteed and performance-based bonuses are common in Namibia.

Vacation leave in Namibia

Employees are generally entitled to 24 consecutive days of paid annual leave.

Sick leave in Namibia

Employees generally receive one day of sick leave for every five weeks of work during the first year of employment. Thereafter, employees are entitled to 30 days of annual sick leave, or 36 if they work six-day weeks. Employees must submit a medical certificate.

Maternity & Paternity leave in Namibia

Female employees are generally entitled to four weeks of maternity leave before the birth and eight weeks after.

There is no statutory paternity leave.

Taxes in Namibia

Employers and employees both contribute to social security with a 50/50 split. Contributions are generally 0.9% of earnings with a minimum monthly contribution of N$2.70 and a maximum of N$81.00 by each party.

Termination/Severance in Namibia

In general, employees who have been terminated for just cause are entitled to the following notice periods:

  • less than four weeks service: one day’s notice
  • more than four weeks service but less than one year: one week’s notice
  • more than one year’s service: one month’s notice


Employees who have worked for at least 12 months are generally entitled to severance pay.

How Africa HR Solutions can help you in Namibia

Our employer of record solution allows companies to handle payroll in Namibia while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax calculations, and compliance management issues are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As an African PEO expert, we manage labor best practices, statutory and market norm, employee benefits, and employee expenditures, as well as severance and termination if needed.

We also keep you apprised of any amendments to local employment laws in Namibia.


When using our services, your new employee is up and ready even sooner, since he goes through a better on-boarding transition. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have a team of dedicated employment experts, backed by years of experience, assisting with every hire.

Africa HR Solutions lets you focus on running efficiently your core business.


We’ll get to you within 48 hours.