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Surrounded by Senegal, Gambia is a small, but densely populated country located in Western Africa. Growth in the country is led by tourism and agriculture. However, the country faced a few challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but with financial support from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gambia is working towards economic recovery efforts.

Africa HR Solutions offers a range of HR outsourcing solutions to help you expand your activities in Gambia. Our services include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing, and other related services. We ensure that all your queries about the country’s policies, culture, and norms are considered and your organisation can move without any challenge even if you do not have a legal entity in Gambia yet.

Country Profile - Gambia

Population: 2.4 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $47.32 bn

GDP Growth: 6.6%

Inflation: 6.5%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.8%

Unemployment Rate: 8.9 %

Capital: Banjul

Currency: Dalasi (GMD)

Languages: English

Gambia's Economy

Being a small country in Western Africa and bounded by Senegal, Gambia is considered to have a fragile economic system. Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, the country registered a decline in the tourism and trade sectors leading to no growth and causing poverty to rise again. Nevertheless, the implementation of sound macroeconomic management and inflows from donor grants slowed the fiscal deficit and public debt. According to the World Bank, the Gambia Country Engagement Note that covers the period FY18–21 is focused on (1) “Restoring macroeconomic stability and stimulating inclusive growth” and (2) “Investing in human capital and building assets and resilience for the poor.”

Interesting Facts About Gambia

The country is agricultural-led, growing peanuts, rice, maize, millet and other cereals, and horticulture

Tourism is a key economic driver. It is the biggest foreign exchange earner for Gambia, contributing over 16% of GDP

It is the smallest country on mainland Africa

‘Borreh’, a type of wrestling, is the national sport of the country

There are more than 500 species of birds in Gambia, which attract a lot of tourists and bird lovers

The national dish of Gambia is Domoda, which consists of peanuts and vegetables (mostly pumpkin or sweet potatoes and a saucy base)

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Public Holidays in Gambia

New Year

Independence Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Labour Day

Africa Day

Lailat al-Qadr

Eid al-Fitr

Assumption of Mary

Eid al-Adha

Ashura

The Prophet’s Birthday

Christmas Day

Employment in Gambia

Work agreements can be in both verbal or written formats in Gambia, though many employees prefer a written agreement that outlines all the key information about their wage, compensation, leaves, and termination details. Employees are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. Universal healthcare is provided by the country. While you partner with Africa HR Solutions, our in-country experts will ensure your HR outsourcing strategy is aligned with the Gambia labour law and cultural policies, and we shall help you to devise a competitive compensation package to attract the right talent to your organisation in Gambia.

How can we help you?

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Surrounded by Senegal, Gambia is a small, but densely populated country located in Western Africa. Growth in the country is led by tourism and agriculture. However, the country faced a few challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but with financial support from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gambia is working towards economic recovery efforts.

Africa HR Solutions offers a range of HR outsourcing solutions to help you expand your activities in Gambia. Our services include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing, and other related services. We ensure that all your queries about the country’s policies, culture, and norms are considered and your organisation can move without any challenge even if you do not have a legal entity in Gambia yet.

Country Profile - Gambia

Population: 2.4 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $47.32 bn

GDP Growth: 6.6%

Inflation: 6.5%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.8%

Unemployment Rate: 8.9 %

Capital: Banjul

Currency: Dalasi (GMD)

Languages: English

Gambia's Economy

Being a small country in Western Africa and bounded by Senegal, Gambia is considered to have a fragile economic system. Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, the country registered a decline in the tourism and trade sectors leading to no growth and causing poverty to rise again. Nevertheless, the implementation of sound macroeconomic management and inflows from donor grants slowed the fiscal deficit and public debt. According to the World Bank, the Gambia Country Engagement Note that covers the period FY18–21 is focused on (1) “Restoring macroeconomic stability and stimulating inclusive growth” and (2) “Investing in human capital and building assets and resilience for the poor.”

Interesting Facts About Gambia

The country is agricultural-led, growing peanuts, rice, maize, millet and other cereals, and horticulture

Tourism is a key economic driver. It is the biggest foreign exchange earner for Gambia, contributing over 16% of GDP

It is the smallest country on mainland Africa

‘Borreh’, a type of wrestling, is the national sport of the country

There are more than 500 species of birds in Gambia, which attract a lot of tourists and bird lovers

The national dish of Gambia is Domoda, which consists of peanuts and vegetables (mostly pumpkin or sweet potatoes and a saucy base)

Public Holidays in Gambia

New Year

Independence Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Labour Day

Africa Day

Lailat al-Qadr

Eid al-Fitr

Assumption of Mary

Eid al-Adha

Ashura

The Prophet’s Birthday

Christmas Day

Employment in Gambia

Work agreements can be in both verbal or written formats in Gambia, though many employees prefer a written agreement that outlines all the key information about their wage, compensation, leaves, and termination details. Employees are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. Universal healthcare is provided by the country. While you partner with Africa HR Solutions, our in-country experts will ensure your HR outsourcing strategy is aligned with the Gambia labour law and cultural policies, and we shall help you to devise a competitive compensation package to attract the right talent to your organisation in Gambia.

How can we help you?

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.