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Djibouti is one of the smallest states in Africa and is home to the largest number of foreign military bases in Africa, including the United States, France, Great Britain, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and China. The country’s economic outlook remains positive, despite being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with opportunities to develop major sectors of the economy and attract FDI in other industries such as renewable energy, tourism, and digital services, amongst others, to boost its economic growth.

As many organisations expand their international reach, they look for ways to minimise the hassle of understanding and managing complex local matters relating to legal requirements, cultural norms and labour policies. A popular solution is to engage the services of reliable local partners who specialise in business process outsourcing, including employment outsourcing solutions where resources need to be employed in-country and paid accordingly.

If you’re looking to expand into Djibouti, Africa HR Solutions provides the Djibouti HR outsourcing services required to facilitate your plans. We provide a range of employment outsourcing solutions in Djibouti, including services such as Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing, and ancillary support services. Our in-country specialists ensure that our services are legally compliant take into account the cultural practices and market norms applicable to our clients’ industries.

Country Profile - Djibouti

Population: 1 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $3.38 bn

GDP Growth: 6 %

Inflation: 3.48 %

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.1 %

Unemployment Rate: 11.1 %

Capital: Djibouti City

Currency: Djiboutian franc

Languages: Arabic, French

Djibouti's Economy

The economy is driven by a high-end port complex, one of the most sophisticated in the world. The port is an efficient channel to trade, given Djibouti’s largest and major trading partner is Ethiopia. The main natural resources of Djibouti that can be maximised are tourism, marine resources yet to be tapped to support artisanal fishing, telecommunication cables under the sea, digital and service sectors, as well as renewable energy that can be a new driver of growth for the economy considering the fact that Djibouti has huge potential in geothermal, solar, and eolian transformation.

Interesting Facts About Djibouti

  • The national animal is the Elk.
  • The country receives around 73,000 visitors yearly.
  • Football is among the most popular sport in the country.
  • Djibouti has 195 miles of coastline, consisting of gold and white sandy beaches.
  • The country has a semi-arid climate which is very hot and dry.
  • Located in eastern Djibouti, the Gulf of Tadjoura is one of the richest areas in the world for coral and fish species.
  • Skudahkharis is considered the national dish of Djibouti, made of rice, lamb, and cardamom.
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Public Holidays in Djibouti

  • New Year’s Day
  • Labour Day
  • Ascension of the Prophet
  • Independence Day (2 day
  • holiday)
  • Eid ul-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Islamic New Year
  • Birth of the Prophet
  • Christmas Day

Employment in Djibouti

Djibouti is a stable country located on the horn of the African continent with Ethiopia as its major trading partner, with main exports including hides, salt, coffee, beans, and cereals. Djibouti is also investing in various service industries to develop its economy further and create more employment opportunities.

Employees are eligible for sick, vacation, and parental leave. Probation periods depend on the type of job position and the contract type. Regarding termination, indefinite term contracts may be ended due to misconduct, force majeure, tough economic situations, court orders, and a written agreement on both sides. Individuals pay income taxes from 2% to 30%, depending on their monthly income. Both employers and employees pay 4% of their monthly salary to social security. Employers additionally contribute 6.2% of monthly salaries to disability insurance and 5.5% of monthly salaries to family allowances.

Engaging the services of Africa HR Solutions will enable you to focus on growing and streamlining your business in Djibouti by deploying a proven HR outsourcing strategy. We deliver all relevant employment outsourcing and payroll procedures in accordance with the applicable legal requirements and customary practices, including devising an attractive employee benefits scheme for your local national and/or expatriate resources.

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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.