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With a focus on several industries to drive its economy, such as agriculture (cotton, coffee), forestry and mining (diamond, gold, uranium), the Central African Republic remains an economy vulnerable to external shocks due to its difficult political situation. The Central African Republic continues to invest in several sectors to boost its economy such as infrastructure, timber and agriculture, all with the aim to contribute to an upturn in employment and household consumption.

Many companies growing their international footprint are on the lookout for specialists who focus on handling the various HR outsourcing processes, taking into consideration complexities associated with legislation, cultural norms and labour law requirements, amongst others. Our Central African Republic HR and employment outsourcing services at Africa HR Solutions, which include services such as Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll as well as other ancillary support services, cover everything you need to support your growth strategy, regardless of whether or not you have a representative office in the Central African Republic.

Country Profile - Central African Republic

Population: 4.7 million

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $1.8 bn

GDP Growth: 4.3 %

Inflation : 5.3 %

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.8 %

Unemployment Rate: 6.5 %

Capital: Bangui

Currency: Central African CFA franc

Languages: French, Sangho

Central African Republic's Economy

The Central African Republic boasts a traditional economic framework, focused on agriculture, with forestry as a leading source of income. The Central African Republic forms part of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). The country’s political and security environment is perilous due to the civil war that ended in 2016. A new agreement was signed between the state and rebel groups to maintain peace, which has, in turn, contributed to a decline in violence. However, the situation is still quite difficult from a security perspective. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agricultural sector faces uncertainty, compounded by unforeseen weather conditions. The Central African Republic continues to invest in the timber industry to boost exports as well as in infrastructure to rebuild the economy destroyed by the civil war.

Interesing Facts About Central African Republic

  • The Central African Republic is the 43rd largest country in the world in terms of land area.

  • The country has a diverse sphere of flora and fauna, wildlife, and boasts various endemic species such as the Oubangui Mouse, the Skink, the Sangha Forest Robin, and the Sternfield River Frog.

  • It is the country least affected by light pollution, together with Madagascar.

  • There are over 80 ethnic groups and each of them has a unique language.

  • Kanda is a popular dish in the country, which is a tasty meatball recipe with ingredients such as ground beef and pumpkin seeds.
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Public Holidays in Central African Republic

  • New Year
  • Commemoration of Boganda
  • Investiture Ceremony Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Whit Monday
  • National Payer Day
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Independence Day
  • Assumption of Mary
  • All Saints’ Eve
  • Republic Day
  • Christmas Day

Employment in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic economy is mainly led by agriculture, forestry, timber, and mining (diamond, gold, uranium). The employment to population ratio was 67.5 % in 2020. The country has a minimum wage of 35,000 CFA francs monthly. Employees in the Central African Republic are entitled to vacation, sick, and parental leave. All employers are advised to provide notice before terminating any employee, unless if the termination is related to misconduct.

When recruiting locals or hiring expatriates in the Central African Republic, understanding local labour laws is important to help de-risk an organisation’s investment. By partnering with Africa HR Solutions, our specialists help you overcome the various challenges in-country through the delivery of a tailored and legally compliant HR outsourcing solution, including the design and procurement of a competitive employee benefits scheme, to ensure your organisation attracts and retains top talent.

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GRANT GERAGHTY - Africa HR Team

GRANT GERAGHTY

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

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 Africa HR Team

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

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.

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE​

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE

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.

MARK DU PREEZ​

MARK DU PREEZ

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

ALEX DARUTY

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.