South Sudan HR Outsourcing

Gaining its independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan is known to be the world’s youngest population. Even though the country’s main export is crude petroleum, the country is still in need of humanitarian assistance.

Africa HR Solutions can assist organizations looking to expand in South Sudan, even without a registered in-country entity. Our solutions include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll, and other ancillary services.

Country Profile - South Sudan

Population: 11.0 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $1 bn

GDP Growth: -3.6%

Inflation: -17.2%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 4.355%

Unemployment Rate: 12.7%

Capital: Juba

Currency: South Sudanese Pound

Languages: English


South Sudan's Economy

South Sudan is dependent on the neighbouring economies for its supplies of food, construction materials and other consumer goods. Trade is liberalised in South Sudan, and the country is a fundamental trading partner for Uganda and Kenya. The major export of Sudan is crude petroleum. Other exports consist of gum Arabic as well. Due to food insecurity and the under-developed manufacturing industry, the country imports many items including foodstuffs, motorvehicles, machinery among others. In July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country. The country is a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC).

Interesting Facts About South Sudan

The country’s name is derived from the Arabic bilād as-sūdān, the “Land of the Blacks”

South Sudan is known to be the world’s youngest sovereign nation

The Bandingilo National Park in South Sudan’s Equatoria region is famous for being home to the second-largest annual animal migration on the planet

The country has one of the youngest populations in the world

Public Holidays in South Sudan

New Year’s Day

Good Friday

Holy Saturday

Easter and Easter Monday

Labor Day

Eid al-Fitr


Eid al-Adha

Martyrs’ Day

Christmas Day

Employment in South Sudan

Employment agreements are made in either verbal or written formats in South Sudan, though many employees prefer a written agreement that outlines all details about their monthly wage, compensation, leaves and termination requirements. Employees are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. South Sudan operates on a progressive tax framework based on yearly revenue. Income tax is between 0% to 20% on individual revenue. Bonuses for employees do not necessarily have to be paid as the labour laws do not define those. Notice periods depend on the length of service and job positions.

At Africa HR Solutions, we manage your HR outsourcing strategy to ensure your international expansion goals are met, and follow the country’s policies, laws, culture and norms. To ensure you attract the best talent, we devise a competitive compensation scheme to attract the best talent to your organisation in South Sudan.