Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Zambia RPO Services

Compliantly source and find top talents in Zambia. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers RPO solutions in Zambia. 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 Zambia

Zambia boasts a literacy rate of 86.74%, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. This high literacy rate is a testament to the country’s commitment to education and skills development, which translates into a competitive advantage for international organizations seeking to hire local talent.

Zambian professionals possess a diverse range of skills and expertise, excelling in fields such as agriculture, mining, finance, and technology. By tapping into this talent pool, your organization can benefit from their adaptability, work ethic, and innovation, allowing you to stay ahead in today’s fast-paced global economy.

Hiring from Zambia enables your organization to overcome language barriers, as English is widely spoken, facilitating seamless communication and collaboration within your teams. When you choose to invest in Zambian talent, you’re not only contributing to the country’s economic growth, but you’re also positioning your organization for long-term success. Trust Breedj to be your gateway to Zambia’s exceptional workforce.

Sourcing talents from Zambia

Global companies seeking to scout and source talent in Zambia have several options at their disposal. Traditional recruitment channels, such as local newspapers, job boards, and recruitment agencies, remain relevant in the Zambian market. However, digital platforms and social media are becoming increasingly important in today’s job market, offering a wider reach and more efficient means to connect with potential candidates.

At Breedj, we combine these channels with our extensive local knowledge and innovative recruitment strategies to source, find, and hire top talents in Zambia. Our Zambia RPO services are tailored to meet your organization’s unique needs, ensuring a seamless talent acquisition process that saves you time, effort, and resources. By partnering with Breedj, you’ll gain instant access to Zambia’s diverse talent pool, while benefiting from our industry-leading expertise and commitment to compliance with local labor laws.

Country fact sheet


Zambian kwacha (ZMW)




18.4 million (2021)


Southern Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Zambia

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 Zambia

At Breedj, we understand the importance of compliance with local employment laws and regulations. Our Zambia RPO services are designed to ensure your organization adheres to the best practices and legal requirements.

Employment Contracts: In Zambia, it is recommended to draft employment contracts in English. This ensures clear communication between both parties and facilitates a better understanding of the terms and conditions.

Probation Period: The 2019 Employment Code Act allows for a 3-month probationary period to evaluate a candidate. This period can be extended from 3 to 6 months, during which the employer has the option to terminate the contract at any time.

Working Hours: According to Zambian Labor Law, a typical work week comprises 8 hours per day and no more than 48 hours per week. Daily working hours should not exceed 9 hours, accounting for lunch and prayer time.

Overtime: While overtime hours are not legally restricted in Zambia, a premium of at least 150% of the normal hourly wage rate is paid for overtime work performed outside the standard workweek.

By choosing Breedj as your Zambia RPO partner, you can rest assured that your organization remains compliant with local labor laws, allowing you to focus on driving your business forward.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

24 days

Sick leave


Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave

5 days

Employee probation

3 to 6 months

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Employment termination in Zambia

Breedj is committed to helping you navigate the complex landscape of employment termination policies in Zambia, ensuring that your organization complies with the local regulations.

General Termination of Employment Policies: In Zambia, a contract of employment may be terminated in the manner specified in the contract or as outlined in the Employment Code Act. If an employer terminates the contract, they must provide the employee with reasons for the termination.

Valid Reasons for Termination: A worker’s contract may not be terminated without a valid reason, such as those related to an employee’s capacity, conduct, or the undertaker’s operational requirements. Before terminating a contract due to poor performance or conduct, the employee must be given an opportunity to be heard.

Expiration of Employment Contracts: A contract of employment expires under various conditions, including at the end of the term, upon the employee’s death, when the employee reaches the retirement age, or through other lawful means.

Notice Period: Workers are entitled to termination notice or payment in lieu of notice, except in cases of gross misconduct. The notice period is specified under the employment contract or, if not provided, follows the minimum durations outlined in Zambian law.

Severance Pay: The Employment Code Act of 2019 provides for severance pay in specific cases, including termination of fixed-duration contracts, redundancy, death in service, and medical discharge.

By partnering with Breedj, you can confidently navigate the complexities of employment termination in Zambia, ensuring compliance and protecting your organization’s reputation.

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

Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

Olivia S. United Kingdom

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Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Zambia

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.