Africa HR Solutions provides PEO (Professional Employer Organization) services for organizations that want to hire expats and local nationals in Sierra Leone. We enable you to run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Sierra Leone. Your workforce is hired according to local labor laws.
As an African PEO expert, Africa HR Solutions manages employment contract best practices and guarantees 100% compliance for your workers in Sierra Leone.
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Working in Sierra Leone is of a different thing. If you’re planning to work there, the greatest industries to work in are: oil & mining or diplomatic jobs.
Anybody heading to Sierra Leone for business purposes will require a business visa as well as the normal visa requirements: Passports, Vaccination certificate, application forms, passport photos and if you have, an invitation letter from the registered company you’re going to work for as well as a company profile. Authorities might also investigate on your financial state if you plan to stay in Sierra Leone. For those anticipating staying and working in Sierra Leone for more time, a temporary resident visa will be needed.
Health care in Sierra Leone is often taken charge by the government or NGOs, giving priorities to pregnant woman, children under five years’ old who benefit from free medical charges.
Expats living in Sierra Leone are urged to acquire complete medical insurance and to stock bottled water.
Sierra Leone is a West African country covering about 72,000 square kilometers, with a population of around 6.4 million individuals. Moving to Sierra Leone, you will find in the capital, Freetown, many expats living here. The official language is English, despite the fact that the dialect most generally the most talked among the population. People in Sierra Leone are really friendly people. Expats shall be welcome nicely. Sierra Leoneans are football fanatics particularly watching the Barclays English Premier League. It’s more than just a passion!
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
10.5% 5-year annual growth
$2,027 per capita
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Global Progress in Economy Progress 2016: 142nd
Freetown is the official capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. Considered as a major port city major used for the imports and exports trading, it is the main point for cultural, economic, commercial, transportation, education and religious purposes. Freetown is a charming and energetic city where the locals enjoy simple things. With a devastating past history, Sierra Leone is now re building and concentrating on the trading industry. The city of Freetown is constantly renovation. There are mosques, churches, museums and industrial areas.
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Sierra Leone is a multilingual country with over 25 different dialects spoken. However, English is the official language used for education, administration, political purposes. Krio the most widely spoken language among locals.
Sierra Leone is 136th largest economy in the world. Predominantly agricultural, half of the locals are engaged in subsistence farming with the main crops harvested which are: rice, cassava, corn, millet, and peanuts. The cash crops which are mostly used for exports are: coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, and palm oil. Farming mainly involves: poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats. The fishing industry is also significant. The mining industry has also its importance as they are managed by companies specialized in finance. The tourism industry is also an expanding sector in Sierra Leone due to its beautiful beaches, warm and tropical climate. Fishing communities, surf clubs, bars and restaurants are also available. Sierra Leone now appeals to tourists.
For a country as small as this, Sierra Leone is home to an astounding 16 groups belong to different ethnicities. Each ethnic group has their own language. The Temne are the largest and most influential group followed by Mende group
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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 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 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.
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 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.