Malawi - HR Outsourcing

Surrounded by Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa, Malawi is a landlocked economy that thrives on agriculture, tobacco, manufacturing, and service sectors. According to African Development Bank, growth is forecast to grow to 6.2% in 2022 with an uptick in tourism, agriculture, exports, foreign direct investments, and public investments in infrastructure.

At Africa HR Solutions, our experts are here to help you find the right employment outsourcing strategy when moving to Malawi. As your Malawi HR outsourcing partner, we offer comprehensive HR-related solutions, ranging from Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll and other ancillary services, to help you expand to the country even if you do not hold a legal entity in Malawi yet.

Country Profile - Malawi

Population: 18.1 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $11.96 bn

GDP Growth: 3.5%

Inflation: 12.4%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.4%

Unemployment Rate: 5.4 %

Capital: Lilongwe

Currency: Malawian kwacha

Languages: English


Malawi's Economy

Malawi is relative a peaceful country, landlocked and sharing borders/trade routes with Mozambique, Tanzania, and South Africa. The country relies on agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries. Malawi is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and focuses on trading with other African economies. According to the draft Country Partnership Framework (FY21-25), guided by the government, it focuses on “three areas of bolstering foundations for growth and accountability, promoting private sector-led jobs, and strengthening human capital development, with digital development and women empowerment as cross-cutting themes.”

Interesting Facts About Malawi

Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa

Tobacco is considered as one of the country’s most income-generating local products, representing over 50% of total exports. Other products are tea, cotton, sugar, coffee, peanuts, and wooden products.

Malawi is bordered by 3 countries: Tanzania, Mozambique, and Gambia

Malawi is the continent’s second-largest tea producer after Kenya

Chambo is a delicious tasting fish that is only found in Lake Malawi

Public Holidays in Malawi

New Year’s Day

Independence Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

May Day (Workers’ Day)

African Union Day

Republic Day

Eid Ul-Fitr

Founder’s Day

Eid Ul-Adha

Farmer’s Day

Christmas Day

Employment in Malawi

Work agreements are made in either oral or written formats in Malawi, though many employees prefer a written agreement that outlines all details about their salary, compensation, leaves, and termination information. At Africa HR Solutions, our dedicated experts ensure your HR outsourcing strategy is aligned with the local labour law and cultural policies. Our objective is also to help you craft an attractive compensation scheme to attract the best talent to your organisation in Malawi.




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.