Somalia - HR Outsourcing

Since the past few years, Somalia has experienced political and institutional progress and is thus less vulnerable. The country’s private sector is known to be resilient and innovative while the political aspects in the Horn of Africa and Red Sea regions are going through major changes where Somalia to tap into the closeness to Ethiopia and explore trading opportunities.

As the country experiences rapid urbanisation, increasing use of technologies, investments in key sectors such as energy, education and healthcare. Africa HR Solutions provides comprehensive HR-related solutions in Somalia, 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 Somalia yet.

Country Profile - Somalia

Population: 14.3 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $4.92 bn

GDP Growth: -1.5%

Inflation: 4%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 9.04%

Unemployment Rate: 6.6 %

Capital: Mogadishu

Currency: Somali Shilling

Languages: Somali

Payroll Outsourcing in Somalia

Somalia's Economy

Most of the citizens are employed in small businesses such as traders, herders and agricultural producers. The primary source of revenue remains foreign trade. Somalia is significantly dependent on foodstuffs namely pasta, sugar, flour and rice, which are imported by African countries like Ethiopia and Kenya. Somalia exports products such as livestock, charcoal, skins and hides. The country is also engaged in exporting livestock products to the Gulf countries like UAE, Yemen and Oman.

Interesting Facts About Somalia

The camel is very popular in Somalia as it represents a source of meat, milk, transport, revenue and prestige for those who have one

Young adults who are from a well to do background and have access to education speak five languages or more

It is one of the poorest countries in the world

Fish and meat canneries, mild processing plants, leather tanning factories, electrical and pharmaceutical factories are the only factories that you can see in Somalia

Most citizens are self-employed, as farmers, herders, and business owners

Public Holidays in Somalia

New Year’s Day

Miraaj Nabi

Labour Day

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Somaliland Sovereignty Day

Somaliland Sovereignty Day Holiday

Independence Day

Republic Day

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha Holiday

Islamic New Year


Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Employment in Somalia

Employment agreements are made in either oral or written formats in Somalia, though many employees prefer a written agreement that outlines all details about their salary, compensation, leaves and termination requirements. At Africa HR Solutions, our in-country experts rest assured your HR outsourcing strategy is aligned to your international expansion goals, and follow the country’s policies, laws and norms. To ensure you attract the right talent, we devise a competitive compensation scheme to attract the best talent to your organisation in Somalia.




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.