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Considered as one of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia is a country known for its regional and international trade activities for years offering diverse job and employment outsourcing opportunities to boost its economy. It has a remarkable track record in growth and poverty reduction. The country’s airline, Ethiopian Airlines is the largest aviation group in Africa known for its efficiency and operational success. The country is also rich in various sectors, including hydroelectric, mining (phosphate, hydrocarbons), and has the potential to become a tourism destination in Africa due to its history and endemic wildlife.

If your organisation is moving to Ethiopia, you may want to take off the challenges related to the local, cultural, labour laws and policies off your shoulders and work with the right partner to handle all your HR outsourcing initiatives. Africa HR Solutions is the partner you need to accompany with an end-to-end Ethiopia HR outsourcing support, from PEO, Employer of Record, payroll solutions, taxation, competitive benefits schemes among other services.

Country Profile - Ethiopia

Population: 112.1 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $107.65 bn

GDP Growth: 6.8%

Inflation: 19.7%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 3.9%

Unemployment Rate: 1.8 %

Capital: Addis Ababa

Currency: Ethiopian Birr

Languages: Amharic

Ethiopia's Economy

With over 112 million citizens, Ethiopia is the second-most populous nation in Africa after Nigeria and is considered the fastest growing economy in the continent. The country is plagued with poverty, where people earn a per capita income of $850. The economy grew by 6.1% in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic due to the performance of services and industry sectors. The hospitability, transport, and communications sphere suffered due to confinement measures that had to be implemented. Ethiopia is dedicating a large share of its budget to pro-poor programs and investments with the objective to create more employment, enhance governance, reduce poverty, and attract FDI.

Public Holidays in Ethiopia

  • Ethiopian Christmas Day
  • The Prophet’s Birthday
  • Ethiopian Epiphany
  • Adwa Victory Day
  • Ethiopian Good Friday
  • Ethiopian Easter Sunday
  • International Labour Day
  • Freedom Day
  • Derg Downfall Day
  • Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Eid-ul-Adha
  • Ethiopian New Year’s Day
  • Meskel
  • Mawlid

Employment in Ethiopia

Famous for its international trade, the country is one of the oldest countries in the world. With a large number of people, the country offers significant and diverse business opportunities. The country’s labour law outlines that any employment agreement should consist of the:

Employer’s name and address
Employee’s name, age, address, and work card number, if applicable
Agreement between the employee and employer in line with the regulations
Signatures of employee and employer
Employees are entitled to sick, parental, and vacation leaves. The length of service determines the termination and severance pay. All taxes should be paid to the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA).

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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.