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Located in West Africa, and bordered by Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is a country that thrives on agriculture, construction, iron ore production and exports. The country is forecasting increase in investments in several other sectors such as crops, livestock and fisheries.

The country continues to face development challenges but is working with the World Bank and other development partners to fight poverty, ensure economic diversification, human capital acceleration, resilience, and competitiveness.

Organisations that expand their operations to Sierra Leone are faced with challenges to understand the local culture, norms and laws to establish their employment outsourcing initiatives. This is where Africa HR Solutions assist clients with their HR outsourcing strategy by crafting a tailored and comprehensive service, including Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing among others, to fulfil all the business objectives in line with the organisation’s Sierra Leone HR outsourcing plans.

Country Profile - Sierra Leone

Population: 7.7 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $3.87 bn

GDP Growth: 3.7%

Inflation: 16.9%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 15.0%

Unemployment Rate: 4.3 %

Capital: Freetown

Currency: Sierra Leonean leone

Languages: English

Sierra Leone's Economy

Bordered by Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is known as one of the poorest countries in the world. The country is reliant on the export of agricultural (palm oil, shrimp, dried fish) and mineral goods (diamonds, iron ore, and rutile), whereby the agricultural sector contributes to over 60% of GDP but is not competitive enough in the export market. The energy and transport industries are mostly controlled by the state. Sierra Leone imports mostly technology, petroleum products and food products. Macroeconomically, Sierra Leone is very much volatile, as the country’s diversification strategy is low and remains highly reliant on world market prices for minerals.

Interesting Facts About Sierra Leone

Sierra Leon’s weather is either wet or dry

The country is pretty small, with a total land area of 27,699 square miles

The country has 4 wildlife reserves, comprising of diverse wild animals and birds

Stews are very important in the country’s cuisine, with cassava leaves known as Sierra Leone’s national dish

Public Holidays in Sierra Leone

New Year’s Day

International Women’s Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Independence Day

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Adah

The Prophet’s Birthday

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Christmas

Employment in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, employees work 40 hours a week. They are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. Probation periods usually last up to 6 months. Fixed-term agreements can last up to 12 months and are renewable. Agreements should be in a written format, detailing all information about the employee – wage, compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. All information about wages or compensation should be mentioned in the local currency, Sierra Leonean leone. Establishing an office in Sierra Leone can be a challenge and Africa HR Solutions is the go-to partner to help you with your HR outsourcing tasks, devise an attractive benefits scheme to attract the best talent to your organisation.

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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.