Namibia - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Namibia

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions employer of record services in Namibia enable you to recruit Expats and Local Nationals in over 40 countries across Africa without setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Namibia.

Your applicants are hired through our Employer of Record  partners in Namibia, in line with in-country labor laws.

The newly hired worker/contractor works on your organization’s behalf, just as if he or she was your employee. You have complete control over your recruit’s duties and work schedule.

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


Overview of Namibia

Namibia is located in the Southwestern Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. A large portion of the Namib Desert, thought to be the oldest desert in the world, is in Namibia, and features 1,000-foot-high and 20-mile-long sand dunes.

New Year’s Day

Independence Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Worker’s Day

Cassinga Day

Africa Day

Ascension Day

Heroes’ Day

International Human Rights Day

Christmas Day

Family Day

Fixed term contracts are permitted.

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Namibia, 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 Namibia should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Namibian dollars rather than a foreign currency.

In general, the work week should not exceed 45 hours, and overtime should not exceed 10 hours per week.
Guaranteed and performance-based bonuses are common in Namibia.
Employees are generally entitled to 24 consecutive days of paid annual leave.
Employees generally receive one day of sick leave for every five weeks of work during the first year of employment. Thereafter, employees are entitled to 30 days of annual sick leave, or 36 if they work six-day weeks. Employees must submit a medical certificate.

Female employees are generally entitled to four weeks of maternity leave before the birth and eight weeks after.

There is no statutory paternity leave.

Employers and employees both contribute to social security with a 50/50 split. Contributions are generally 0.9% of earnings with a minimum monthly contribution of N$2.70 and a maximum of N$81.00 by each party.
In general, employees who have been terminated for just cause are entitled to the following notice periods:
  • less than four weeks service: one day’s notice
  • more than four weeks service but less than one year: one week’s notice
  • more than one year’s service: one month’s notice

Employees who have worked for at least 12 months are generally entitled to severance pay.

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You in Namibia

Our team handles your workforce payroll needs, assists with tax calculations, and ensures your business is always fully compliant to Namibian laws and regulations.

As a full-service African employer of record expert, we manage labor best practices, statutory and market norm, employee benefits, and employee expenditures, as well as severance and termination if needed.

We also keep you apprised of any amendments to local employment laws in Namibia.

Giving you absolute peace of mind for all your hiring needs in Namibia is our ultimate goal.