Ivory Coast - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Ivory Coast

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions takes care of Ivory Coast Employer of Record solutions to clients that want to employ workers and handle payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). Your workers are hired via Africa HR Solutions Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) Employer of Record (EOR Ivory Coast) in line with local labor laws and can be on-boarded in a few days instead of the weeks it usually takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your organization’s behalf just like he or she was your employee.

As always, we guarantee 100% compliance for your business in Africa.

Payroll Outsourcing in Ivory Coast

Overview of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, also know as Côte d’Ivoire, is located in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and has a population of 27,053,629. The official language is French, but more than 77 other languages are spoken in the country. Côte d’Ivoire’s GDP is USD 69.76 billion and growing at a 7.0% annual rate. Its unemployment rate is 3.5%. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest producer of cocoa, accounting for 30% of the world’s production. Its other major exports include crude oil, coffee, palm oil, and timber.

New Year’s Day

Easter Monday

Labor Day

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

Laila tou-Kadr

Aid el-Fitr

Independence Day

Assumption of Mary

Aid el-Kebir

All Saints Day

National Peace Day

The Prophet’s Birthday

Christmas Day

Fixed-term contracts must be put in writing and may renewed without limits for up to 2 years.

It is legally required to put a strong, written employment contract in place in Côte d’Ivoire, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Côte d’Ivoire should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in West African CFA francs rather than a foreign currency.

In general, Côte d’Ivoire has a 40 hour work: 8 hours work per day, for 5 days a week.
After one year of employment, employees are generally entitled to 26 days of paid annual leave. This increases to 27 days after 5 years of service.
Employees are generally eligible for at least 5 days of paid sick leave.
Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.
The employees contribute 6.3% for the CNPS Retirement Fund whereas employers pay 7.7% of the taxable salary to the CNPS Retirement Fund (total 14%).

Probation periods are allowed as follows:

  • hourly employees: 8 days
  • monthly paid workers: 1 month
  • supervisors, technicians, and similar: 2 months
  • engineers, managers, high-level technicians, and similar: 3 months

Probation periods may be renewed once, must be put in writing, and the employee must be informed as follows:

  • 2 days before the end of the period of 8 days
  • 8 days before the end for a 1-month probation
  • 15 days before the end for a 2-3 months probation.

If the worker continues to work after the probation period, the parties become bound by a contract of employment of indeterminate duration.

Fixed-term contracts can only be terminated prior to the agreed term by force majeure, mutual agreement, or serious misconduct by either party.

Indefinite contracts may be terminated by the employee after 6 months of service.

The employer may terminate an indeterminate contract at any time with a valid reason. The employer must notify the employee in writing and follow the notice periods outlined in the employment law which vary by pay level and occupation.

Employees are generally eligible for severance as follows:

  • up to 5 years’ service: 30% of monthly wage
  • 6-10 years’ service: 35% of monthly wage
  • 10+ years’ service: 40% of monthly wage

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You in Ivory Coast

Our employer of record solution allows clients to handle payroll in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As an African Employer of Record expert, we manage labor best practices, statutory and local standard, benefits, and employee expenditures, as well as severance and termination if required.

We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire).When using our services, your new hire is up and ready even earlier, since he has a stress-free hiring experience. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have a group of dedicated employment specialists, backed by years of experience, assisting with every hire.

Africa HR Solutions lets you focus on running efficiently your core business.




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 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


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.