With our Ethiopia Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Ethiopia’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.
Ethiopia was one of the first African countries to gain independence in 1896!
Geographic location: This landlocked country is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered by Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea.
Population: Ethiopia is the second most populated country in Africa – which gives way to a myriad of business opportunities.
Economy: Ethiopia boasts one of the fastest-growing economies on the globe with an average 7%-12% annual growth rate. Ethiopia is driven by the agricultural sector – accounting for over 85% of Ethiopia’s employment. The country is also naturally rich in resources such as arable land, gas, Gold, copper, potash and platinum among others.
Value-added tax (VAT)
The standard VAT rate is 15% in Ethiopia – applied to the supply of goods and services both local and imported.
Non-business organizations are exempt from charging Value-Added Tax on services but must still pay VAT on goods/services purchased.
Exports of goods and services are zero-rated in Ethiopia.
Employees are generally entitled to 16 days of paid annual leave plus one day per year of service. A worker with 5 years of service is entitled to 18 days of paid leave.
In Ethiopia, workers are entitled to a maximum of 6 months of sick leave.
According to the Constitution of Ethiopia and Labor Proclamation, women are entitled to 120 days of paid maternity leave remunerated at 100% of their regular wage.
There is no statutory paternity leave in Ethiopia.
An employer can terminate a worker’s contract based on valid grounds such as:
The employer must provide the notice to the employee in person. If not possible, the notice shall be affixed on the notice board in the workplace for 10 consecutive days.
Severance pay in Ethiopia is regulated as follows:
In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.
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.
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.
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 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.