Hiring in Malawi

Malawi, a landlocked nation in the South East of Africa, is famous for its extensive unspoiled landscapes and thriving wildlife, including all of Africa’s ‘big five’. Malawi is known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’, thanks to the recognised friendliness of Malawians.

Malawi is one of the world’s least developed nations, with 85% of the population living in rural areas and practising subsistence farming. Malawi’s economy is dominated by agriculture, with tobacco making up over half of exports.

Malawi sees little foreign investment thanks to widespread corruption, low development and poor infrastructure. Malawi’s workers have little in the way of employment regulations and protection is severely limited. Incomes are some of the lowest in the world. That being said, Malawi is forecasted for substantial growth as foreign aid returns following limits to fight corruption, and more money is diverted to education and a desire to make Malawi a centre for sciences in Southern Africa.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in Malawi?

We free your teams from the burden of managing payroll across borders, working diligently to ensure a seamless process across all activities.

We’ll manage the data flow from you to every local market and will return data to you in a readable format for each of your key teams, including payroll journals if needed.

Our services combine process excellence with a human-centric approach, and our top priority is always the care and compliance of your payroll — no matter where in the world you operate.


  • Leverage our experience and ensure in-country Payroll compliance.
  • Reduce processing and back office time.
  • Align processes, reducing complexity and risk
  • A single, centrally managed payroll system that delivers a fluid and consistent service to you and your employees.
  • Flexibility of service — adapting to your needs, regardless of the market.
  • The option to work with other providers you already have in place, if needed.
  • Global HR data management and data tracking where required.
  • Global payments support for both employees and authorities.
  • A dedicated team and account manager so that you always have a central point of contact

What TopSource Worldwide provides in Malawi

  • Simplicity – we provide one monthly consolidated invoice for the services provided inclusive of salaries, taxes, fees and employee expenses. This reduces banking costs and your finance teams time spent.
  • One point of contact – a single Account manager looking after all your Payroll.
  • Compliance – all funds payable to the employee are processed through payroll. You receive monthly evidence of taxation paid to the competent authorities in country.
  • All services are provided by in-country experts that are professionally qualified in their respective fields.
  • Electronic payslips for all employees.
  • All Statutory filing completed by TopSource Worldwide.

We appreciate each situation and business is different. That is why we offer a consultative and bespoke solution to every client. We know one size does not ‘fit all’.

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