Ethiopia - Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

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


As an African PEO expert, Africa HR Solutions manages employment contract best practices and guarantees 100% compliance for your workers in Ethiopia.

What I should I know about Ethiopia

Expatriates who intend to visit or move to Ethiopia need a visa to enter except the citizens of Kenya and Djibouti who exempted from this procedure. Obtaining a visa from an Ethiopian Embassy or a Consulate before travel will be a necessity. A tourist visa may be valid for three months only and can be issued on arrival for the travelers for mostly all countries except Eritrea. In relation to business visas, a letter should be handed to the Ethiopian Embassy to explain the move. Residing in Ethiopia for more than 90 days means that you will need to apply for a residence card and a work permit from both the Ministry of Immigration and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs within 30 days. Noting that it strictly prohibited to work in the country without an authorization.

Interesting facts about Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, time is counted differently. Six o’clock is said to be 12 o’clock, and 16:00 hours is 10 o’clock. Ethiopians rationalize that the clock should start when the day does.

Payroll Outsourcing in Ethiopia

Main Imports

Refined Petroleum



Palm Oil

Raw sugar

Main Exports


Oily Seeds


Cut Flowers

Refined Petroleum


Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

$144.6 billion

10.3% growth

10.2% 5-year annual growth

$1,589 per capita

Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

Global Ranking in Economy Progress 2016: 148th


Addis Ababa, whose meaning is “New Flower” is the official capital city of Ethiopia and the largest town of the country. It is home to more than 100 International missions and embassies, converging the city into an International administrative town embracing International and local headquarters. Addis Ababa impresses visitors of the world with its flashy markets, rich cultural heritages, restaurants, bars and accommodations.


Ethiopian birr


The official language in Ethiopia is the Amharic but being an indigenous country, it has more than 80 other native languages. English is the most widely-used foreign language across the country but for educational purposes, the two local languages used are: Oromifa and Tigrinya.

Government: Federal Republic


Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economy of Africa, dominated by the agricultural and industrial sector. As a leader, the agronomic side employs the majority of the workforce and contributes to the actual development and growth of domestic food consumption. Ethiopia’s economic performance is hailed my many while some are struggling and fighting to remain a stable nation. Electricity is one of Ethiopia’s major sectors as well and recently overtook Egypt in being the second-most popular nation. The major cash crops of Ethiopia are: Coffee, Oil seeds, cut flowers, cotton, pulses and other fruits and vegetables.

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