Niger HR Outsourcing

Niger is surrounded by various African countries namely Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Benin, Chad, Burkina Faso, and Mali. The country’s strength in certain sectors is noticeable such as petroleum, agriculture, gold. According to statistics, the GDP of Niger is forecast to trend around $ 15 bn in 2022 and $16.50 bn in 2023, creating more opportunities to develop some sectors such as agriculture, construction, mining, and other service sectors.

As companies expand their operations to Niger, they are faced with a few challenges to understand the local policies, laws, and cultural norms of the country to establish their employment outsourcing initiatives. This is where Africa HR Solutions can help clients with their HR outsourcing strategy by devising a tailored and comprehensive service, including Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing among others, to fulfill all the business objectives in line with the organisation’s Niger HR outsourcing plans.

Country Profile - Niger

Population: 22.4 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $13.68 bn

GDP Growth: 5.2% 

Inflation: 3.0%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 5.0%

Unemployment Rate: 0.3 %

Capital: Niamey

Currency: West African CFA franc

Language: French


Niger's Economy

Niger is the 6th largest uranium producer in the world. The country exports petroleum and gold too and engages itself in agriculture and infrastructure development. Niger forms part of various memberships, including the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) as well as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Niger is experiencing a rapid increase in its population rate, leading somehow to poverty. However, measures are in place to rebound from the pandemic, and certain sectors such as construction, mining, agriculture, and other service industries will witness sustained growth.

Interesting Facts About Niger

It is the largest country of Western Africa

The cultivated land in Niger represents 2.8% 

Peanuts is the major agricultural product that are exported, and cotton is the second-largest export

Millet is the primary staple food

Public Holidays in Niger

New Year’s Day

Easter Monday

Concord Day

Labor Day

Lailat al-Qadr

Eid al-Fitr

Nigerien Independence Day

Eid al-Adha


The Prophet’s Birthday

Nigerien Republic Day

Christmas Day

Employment in Niger

In Niger, employees work 40 hours a week. They are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. Probation periods usually last up to 6 months. Employers pay taxes regarding work injury, pensions, and family allowances. Fixed-term agreements can last up to 2 years and can then be renewed. Agreements should be in a written format, mentioning all the information about the employee – wage, compensation, benefits, and termination details. All information about wages or compensation should be mentioned in the local currency, West African CFA franc. Establishing an office in Niger can be difficult and Africa HR Solutions is the right partner to help you with your HR outsourcing strategy and attract the best candidates with a competitive benefits scheme.