RWANDA - Employer of record


✔ We get your team working in Rwanda

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions takes care of employer of record services for clients that are looking to recruit workers and process payroll without setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Rwanda. Your employees are hired by Africa HR Solutions Rwanda PEO conforming to local labor laws and may be on-boarded within days instead of the months it usually takes. The new employee is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she was your worker.

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

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Overview of Rwanda

Rwanda, one of the smallest countries in Africa, is located in the central part of the continent. The country has many lakes, a savannah region, and mountains in the west. It is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, with more than 11 million people, most of whom live in rural areas.  Most Rwandans speak Kinyarwanda, but French and English are also official languages.

Official public holidays in Rwanda
  • New Year’s Day
  • Day after New Year’s Day
  • National Heroes Day
  • Good Friday
  • Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Independence Day
  • Liberation Day
  • Umuganura Day
  • Assumption Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Eid El Fitr
  • Eid Al-Adha
Employment in Rwanda

Fixed term contracts are permitted.

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Rwanda, 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 Rwanda should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Rwandan francs rather than a foreign currency.

Working hours in Rwanda

In general, the Rwandan work week is 45 hours.

Bonus payment in Rwanda

Performance-based bonuses are preferred my most organizations operating in Rwanda.

Vacation leave in Rwanda

In general, employees are entitled to 18 days of paid annual leave.

An additional day of leave is given for every three years of continuous service, up to a maximum of 21 days.

Sick leave in Rwanda

Employees are generally entitled to sick leave of up to six months, with medical certification. The first three months are paid, and the last three months are unpaid.

Maternity & Paternity leave in Rwanda

Female employees are generally entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. Leave may be taken up to two weeks before the due date.

Fathers are entitled to four consecutive days of paternity leave.

Taxes in Rwanda

Employers and employees must each contribute 3% of gross salaries to the national pension fund and 0.3% of salaries to the Mother’s Insurance Fund.

Termination/Severance in Rwanda

Probation periods of up to six months are permitted. Notice of termination is not required during the probationary period.

Indefinite term contracts may be terminated for just cause, and written notice should be given to the employee except if dismissal is due to serious misconduct. The notice requirements are as follows:

  • Less than one year of service: 15 days notice
  • Greater than one year of service: one month notice


Employees are generally entitled to severance pay after one year of service. Severance pay is given as follows:

  • Less than five years of service: one month’s salary
  • Five to 10 years of service: two months’ salary
  • 10-15 years’ service: three months’ salary
  • 15-20 years’ service: four months’ salary
  • 20-25 years’ service: five months’ salary
  • 25+ years’ service: six months’ salary

How Africa HR Solutions can help you in Rwanda

Our employer of record solution enables clients to handle payroll in Rwanda while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders on ours. As an African PEO expert, we manage labor contract best practices, statutory and market norm, employee benefits, and employee expenditures, in addition to severance and termination if required.

Also, we keep you apprised of any changes to local employment legislation in Rwanda.


When using our solutions, your new hire is up and ready even sooner, since he has a much better hiring transition. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment specialists, backed by years of experience, helping with each on-boarding.

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


We’ll get to you within 48 hours.