Humentum NGO Conference 2018 – What We Learned

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Africa HR Solutions is proud to have attended the 2018 Humentum NGO conference in Washington DC, United States last month. It was our second time attending the annual conference, after a successful first visit in 2017.

The Humentum Annual Conference is an exclusive, members-only event. One of the largest gatherings worldwide of professionals in the international relief and development NGO community. The conference is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center annually.

Located in the exhibitors hall, Africa HR Solutions was there in full-force ready to engage and talk with as many as NGO or Non-profit companies as possible, with the sole aim of helping them in Africa with HR compliance and mobility. Amongst an array of service providers in the hall, we had to differentiate ourselves and our services. Africa was the focus and the discussion point; there were other companies present who offer services, related to ours, on a global perspective.

Our key strength is the fact that we are African-based, and exclusive to this region. In this part of the world, the Human Resource landscape is often very complicated and varies from country to country. All in all, we did our work and shared our message. Here are the 2 main things we learned and feel we need to share:

1. Some NGOs are not aware of how much time, money and effort Africa HR Solutions can save them 

Our PEO and payroll solutions allow companies and organizations to run a project and employ workers without the need to register an entity in Africa. We heard stories of some people who had invested substantial resources in countries to run a short-term project and employ a handful workers, which proved to be a mammoth and tedious task. Had they known about our quick and effortless onboarding solutions, they would not have hesitated to call on us. With an onboarding time of 2 weeks and a small and affordable fixed monthly fee, it is possible to outsource your employment compliance to us in 48 countries in Africa. It’s simple and effective and is the reason why we are already helping over 40 NGOs in Africa.

2. The organizations that use our solutions find great value in our services

We also had chance to meet many of our existing clients at the Humentum Conference. It was rewarding to hear such positive feedback on how we have helped, especially in the aid sector. Whether it was an immigration solution and work permit, an Employer of record and payroll solution, or simply just giving advice and information on tax laws, our clients rightfully see us as an expert solution-provider in Africa. This expertise is mainly due to the fact that we focus exclusively on the African continent. After several years in business, we have dealt with a vast amount of complicated labor law policies, tedious compliance regulations and language differences. The outcome of all these years is a sharpened and efficient set of of solutions, aimed at making it easier for anyone from a first world country to step into Africa.

“It’s very complicated and risky, and there is major relief knowing there is a trusted company like Africa HR Solutions to lead and guide you through the employment compliance process.”

Hearing good stories from our clients such as Village Reach, Encompass, Palladium, Connexus and International Budget Organization is confirmation that we are in the right place doing the right thing.

To discover how we can help you in Africa with the following services, please contact us for a discussion on your next project in Africa.

  • Full Employment Outsourcing –Full Employment Outsourcing –Employer of Record services;
  • Full Payroll Management;
  • Registration of employees;
  • Immigration services;
  • Offshore payment services;
  • Medical & repatriation insurance;
  • Tax & Compliance Guidance;
  • Local ancillary services (first accommodation, meet & greet, car rental, …)
  • Salary Surveys

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Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.

Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.

His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.




Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Finance & Business Support

Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.

Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.

In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

Alex Daruty - Africa HR Team


Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.