Djibouti - EOR (Employer of Record)

Africa HR Solutions provides Djibouti EOR (Employer of Record) services for organizations that want to hire expats and local nationals in Djibouti. We enable you to run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Djibouti. Your workforce is hired according to local labor laws. 

As a Djibouti EOR  (Employer of Record) expert, Africa HR Solutions manages employment contract best practices and guarantees 100% compliance for your workers in Djibouti.

What can I do in Djibouti ?

Canyon and drifting

Even if Djibouti is a tiny country, as an active volcanic area, one of the amusing activities is the canyon and drifting on tectonic plates. People looking for unique sceneries and adventurous activities shall not be disappointed.

Swimming with whale sharks

One of the main tourism attractions is swimming with the famous whale sharks. It is the main area around Djibouti and one of the best places in the world to locate these stunning creatures. Sometimes, it is the main reason why some visitors stop by.

Lac Assal

If you fancy nature and stunning sites around Djibouti, the Lac Assal is a popular one. It is a huge crater lake famous for being the third lowest point on Earth and is a challenging experience registered in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Interesting facts about Djibouti

Evaporation is the main activity. It makes the water go out from the famous Lac Assal. Even though the lake is very salty, it gives benefits to the life of the local people in Djibouti. People can use the salt for personal use. Sometimes, people also trade the salt for the commercial purpose.

Payroll Outsourcing in Djibouti

Main imports:

Palm oil (9.6%)

Wheat (4.2%)

Raw sugar (3.1%)

Vegetables (3.2%)

Main exports:

Wood charcoal (16%)

Coffee (15%)

Rubber tires (8.6%)

Cash crops (4.3%)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

3.37 billion

4.3% growth

$3,363.7 per capita

Unemployment Rate: 28.4%


Djibouti City is the official capital and largest city of the country.  Formerly known as the Pearl of Gulf of Tadjoura because of its location, it is positioned near one of the busiest distribution ports and acts as a refueling, import and export center. The Port of Djibouti is the main littoral harbor bordering Ethiopia, hosting a number of foreign embassies and several headquarters of many international companies, non-profit organizations (NGOs). Djibouti City is also home the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, the main domestic airport connecting to several international destinations.


Djiboutian franc


Known for its diversity, French and Arabic are the two main languages. French is normally used for education, business and political purposes and Arabic is mostly taught as a first language.


Djibouti has the second-largest economy and a market-based, free-enterprise of any city in the Horn of Africa after Addis Ababa. In fact, the economy in Djibouti relies mainly on service activities because of its strategic position as a trading zone. However, the country is still undeveloped with a high rate of unemployment. Djibouti’s main economy relies on food processing, construction, building of ships and repair.

Here at Africa HR, We Offer A Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO) Facility.

We provide businesses with wide range of human resources services which includes:

Human Resources Management

Salary Surveys

Payroll Administration and processing

Immigration Solutions

Recruiting and Outplacement support

Government Compliance




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


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.