Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Malawi RPO Services

Compliantly source and find top talents in Malawi. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers RPO solutions in Malawi. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly find, hire and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of recruitment process outsourcing solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Why hire talents from Malawi

Malawi, affectionately known as the “Warm Heart of Africa,” isn’t just a hub of cultural richness; it also boasts an increasingly educated and skilled workforce. The country’s literacy rate surpasses 65%, and English, the official language, is widely spoken. This paves the way for smooth communication in global business contexts. 

Furthermore, the local talent pool is diverse, spanning various sectors like agriculture, manufacturing, and burgeoning IT services. Malawians are valued for their strong work ethic, adaptability, and proficiency in both technical and soft skills. 

For companies aiming to expand their footprint in Africa, Malawi presents an exciting opportunity to hire individuals who are not only skilled but also have an intimate understanding of local markets and global business dynamics.

Sourcing talents from Malawi

When it comes to recruitment in Malawi, the landscape offers both conventional and emerging channels. These include traditional job boards, recruitment agencies, and increasingly, digital platforms and social media. However, for organizations unfamiliar with the local job market, effective talent acquisition can be challenging. 

This is where Breedj’s Malawi-focused RPO services come into play. Leveraging an expansive network of local contacts and state-of-the-art recruitment technologies, we deliver an efficient, streamlined talent acquisition process. But we go beyond mere recruitment; we also consult with you to align the hiring process with your broader human resource and business strategies, enhancing your long-term organizational effectiveness.

Country fact sheet


Malawian kwacha (MWK)




19.1 million (2021)


Southern Africa



Official languages

English, Chichewa

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Malawi

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Employment laws and regulations in Malawi

Employee Probation Period in Malawi

Malawian employment law allows for a probationary period ranging between one to three months. This window gives employers a flexible timeframe to evaluate new hires, assessing everything from technical skills and work quality to team fit and organizational culture alignment. It’s a crucial period that sets the stage for long-term employment, and understanding its legal underpinnings is essential for compliance.

Working Hours in Malawi

Malawi stipulates a standard 48-hour workweek, typically spread over six days with Sunday as a day of rest. Organizations must adhere to this schedule not only to ensure compliance with Malawian law but also to foster employee well-being and job satisfaction. Violation of these standards can lead to legal complications and damage to employer reputation.

Overtime in Malawi

The legal framework in Malawi mandates that any work beyond the standard 48-hour workweek should be compensated at a rate of one and a half times the regular hourly wage. Employers are expected to maintain meticulous records to document overtime accurately, ensuring full compliance with local labor laws and providing employees with fair compensation for their additional efforts.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

24 days

Sick leave

30 days

Maternity leave

16 weeks

Paternity leave


Employee probation

3 months

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Employment termination in Malawi

General Termination of Employment Policies in Malawi

Termination of employment in Malawi is guided by the nature of employment contracts. For fixed-term contracts, employment naturally concludes upon the contract’s expiration. For indefinite-term contracts, legal grounds such as justifiable misconduct or economic hardships must be clearly established. Moreover, a fair and thorough internal disciplinary process is generally required before the termination can be finalized, safeguarding the rights of the employee while protecting the employer from legal repercussions.

Notice Period in Malawi

Malawian law specifies that the notice period for employment termination varies with the length of service. Short-term employment contracts usually require a one-week notice, while longer-term or indefinite contracts often necessitate a notice period extending up to a month. Adhering to these notice periods is essential, as it provides both the employer and the employee ample time to make the necessary adjustments and preparations for a change in employment status.

Severance Pay in Malawi

In Malawi, employees who are terminated are generally entitled to severance pay, calculated based on their years of service with the organization. The formula often entails paying out two weeks of salary for each year served, with the provision for higher payouts for longer-tenured employees. Knowing these details is essential for both budgeting and compliance purposes.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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What they say about Breedj

Breedj streamlined our global hiring process, making it easy to find and pay remote talents. Our team loves how the platform handles payments and compliance.

George D. France

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Olivia S. United Kingdom

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Malawi

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.