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Hiring a remote team in a country as Namibia comes with a lot of overhead, such as compliance, local laws, taxes, etc. As a company, you don't want to worry about knowing all the local laws. Instead you want to focus on your remote team and the business. Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Namibia. We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business.

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1. Hire a remote team in Namibia with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Namibia, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Namibia effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction

Rivermate is a global employment solutions company that provides Employer of Record services in Namibia.

As an employer of record, we help you hire employees and run payroll services in Namibia, allowing you to avoid the necessity of first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Namibia.

It is not necessary to establish an entity in order to hire an employee. We can hire your employee in any country with a few mouse clicks. Using our Employer of Record solution, you can have full compliance, benefits, and automated payments.

If you wish to hire a remote team in Namibia or individually hire remote employees in Namibia, Rivermate’s global employer of record services will make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible for you.

Send us a message so we can talk about how Rivermate’s Employer of Record Namibia services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in Namibia

Namibia, located on the South Atlantic Ocean's borders, is a Southern African country that is resilient in every way, from difficult terrain to an ever-changing market. It's a country brimming with opportunities for investors willing to leverage and build stable relationships for a prosperous future.

Namibia's government has decided to focus on key sectors of its economy in order to build a competitive economy and develop key infrastructures such as water, transportation, power generation, and ties with SADC countries.

The government and non-governmental organizations are taking significant steps to close the country's talent gap.

4. Cost of living in Namibia

Namibia's cost of living is $819, which is 1.14 times less expensive than the global average. Namibia ranked 98th out of 197 countries in terms of cost of living and 117th in terms of quality of life.

Namibia's average after-tax salary is $705 per month, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months.

5. Cost of renting in Namibia

The average cost of rent in Namibia is 5833 NAD or 391 USD per month for a single person.

The average monthly cost of living for two people is approximately 12,127 NAD (814.43 USD).

Windhoek has the highest monthly cost of living in Namibia, at 17,503 NAD (1,175.51 USD).

6. Major industries in Namibia


Namibia offers several opportunities in this industry, with plans to increase beef export volumes to the United States and other international markets.

The agricultural sector has always been important to the majority of Namibia's population, with mining and retail also making significant contributions. Several studies have found that local exports are underutilized. This is a golden opportunity for upcoming investments to capitalize on with the right business model and perspective. Namibia aims to improve the quality of its products and implement innovative technology in irrigation, cattle mixing, and batching.

Top Skills Required In Agri-Business

- Business Skills

- Sales Skills

- Communication Skills

- Customer Relation Skills


Namibia has always faced educational challenges; there is still a lack of facilities to provide quality education to children in various regions, particularly in rural areas. Namibia has made several changes in the education sector over the years, including making school attendance compulsory for children aged 6 to 16. The government has provided financial assistance to both men and women in order for them to attend school. The education budget has also been increased, resulting in free education and school supplies for children throughout Namibia. The Kids Paradise Namibia initiative is one of many that have been developed to assist in the problem of early childhood recreation, career guidance, and overall educational needs.

Top Skills Require In The Education Sector

- Communication

- Patience

- Good Academic Record

- Discipline

- Enthusiasm


Namibia is planning to replace fossil-fuel-fired power plants in the near future, as power demand is expected to rise by 5% per year. Namibia also has a high potential for solar, wind, and biomass generation, as the country plans to build infrastructure to boost the energy sector.

Namibia ranks first among the ten countries in terms of uranium possession, accounting for 8.2% of global uranium production.

Namibia is focused on providing opportunities for privately owned large-scale power plants to produce power by utilizing the many thermal resources available. It also intends to develop Kudu gas and deliver it via pipelines that connect to Namibian and South African power grids. Namibia has developed plans to create energy through the development of power plants, taking advantage of its coastal regions in producing power through wind energy as it moves away from its reliance on imports.

Top Jobs In The Energy Sector

- Mechanical Engineer

- Electrical Engineer

- Wellsite Geologist

- Environmental Consultant

Manufacturing ‍

Namibia is well known for having the best road network in Africa, with plans to tar approximately 1,450 km of roads in the next five years, it continues to expand its road network. There are also plans to develop long-lasting paper bags without relying on imports, which will provide more opportunities for local manufacturers.

Namibia also has initiatives to build affordable housing and infrastructure, as well as to engage local manufacturers in the production of building supplies to meet infrastructure needs.

Namibia, which has an abundance of wood, has developed projects to convert wood into charcoal for export to South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Top Skills Required In The Manufacturing Sector

- Critical Thinking

- Communication

- IT Skills

- Soft Skills

7. Hiring cost in Namibia

The average monthly salary in Namibia is around 17,400 NAD (1168.54 USD), with salaries ranging from 4,410 NAD (296.16 USD) to 77,900 NAD (5231.55 USD).

When a person reaches the 10-year mark, his or her salary rises by 21%, and by 15% when he or she reaches the 15-year mark.

8. Employment laws Namibia

The main sources of Namibian Labour Law are the Common Law, Case Law, and Legislation; the employee is solely responsible for adhering to these laws.

The Labour Act went into effect in 2008, and it applies to all employers and employees in Namibia, with the exception of independent contractors.

The employment agreement does not have to be in writing; however, it must include key points such as compensation payable to the employee, favorable working conditions, and services rendered by the employee.

The employer is required to compensate his or her employees for their work, to provide a safe working environment, and to meet the employees' minimum employment conditions.

Employment decisions should not be made on the basis of gender, family responsibilities, or during the interview process.

An employee's basic wage is calculated using key parameters such as overtime worked, night work allowance, work done on Sundays, and work done on public holidays.

The employee must remain obedient, act in good faith, and provide the services that the employer requires.

Unfair labor practices include refusing to bargain collectively, bargaining in bad faith, unilaterally changing employment terms, and engaging in conduct that intimidates or undermines orderly collective bargaining.

9. Top skills Namibia

Namibia is well aware of the numerous challenges that the current economy presents, particularly in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. Despite these obstacles, they have continued to develop alternative solutions to the market slump. Namibia continues to make strides in key industries such as agribusiness, education, energy, and manufacturing.

Khomas Region

Khomas, Namibia's capital, is a hub for various opportunities in the healthcare sector, transportation, and private-public partnerships. It is the most populous region, with a skilled workforce in a competitive economy.

Hardap Region

The Hardap region prioritizes the development of road infrastructure and the health sector. The Hardap region also has Namibia's first large-scale photovoltaic power plant, which opens up new opportunities for energy investments.

Kunene Region

The Kunene region has been allocated over NAD 400 million in the 2019/20 financial budget, with a consistent increase in investments in key sectors such as agriculture, tourism, and mining. As Kunene welcomes potential investors, sanitation and education have been prioritized.

Erongo Region

The uranium belt of Namibia is well known for its fishing industry and is one of the world's largest producers of uranium. It provides opportunities for investors to invest in the development of desalination plants to improve Namibia's water supply.

Kavango East Region

This region has a lot of potential for crop cultivation because it gets a lot of rain all year. It is currently well known for its various developments in the manufacturing industry, but it also has significant agricultural potential.

10. Economic landscape in Namibia

Namibia's labor force is divided into three sectors: industry, agriculture, and services. Dairy products, mining, beverages, and fish processing are a few of the key industries. Namibia has also relied on tourism because it has a number of national parks that generate a significant amount of revenue.

Mining is an important industry in Namibia, accounting for approximately 12.5% of GDP and providing more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings. Namibia has decided to lower mining costs by building infrastructure for local manufacturing and improving logistics and transportation services.

11. Market size in Namibia

With various developments occurring in key industries, Namibia's market size is well prepared to welcome new investors and businesses. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic, significant growth is expected, with a focus on exports and the development of key industry infrastructure.

12. Minimum wage in Namibia

Domestic workers in Namibia are entitled to a set minimum pay of N $9.03 per hour under Namibian compensation legislation. Guaranteed and performance-based incentives are popular in Namibia, although they are not compulsory.

13.Why choose Rivermate to hire your remote team in Namibia?

Establishing an entity in Namibia to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Namibia has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Namibia simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Namibia give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Namibia via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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