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Sudan Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Sudan




Sudanese Pound (SDG)


Sudanese Arabic, English

Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Sudan’s economic activities rely heavily on Agriculture, which employs about 80% of their workforce and contributes to about a third of their GDP. Moreover, mining has also significantly developed their economy since the discovery of petroleum in their area in the 70s. Both industries are predicted to increase the country’s GDP by 4.5% by 2023.

Major economic hubs:

Omdurman, Khartoum, Port Sudan

Skills in demand:

Farmer and other agricultural jobs, Mining Engineers

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Sudan are as follows:

Uni1 48

University of Khartoum


Local: 1

World : 4095

Uni2 42

Sudan University of Science and Technology


Local: 2

World : 4394

Uni3 36

Ahfad University for Women


Local: 3

World : 7148

Uni4 38

Neelain University


Local: 4

World : 8993

Uni5 34

University of Gezira


Local: 5

World : 9458

Salary Data

Below are the average monthly salaries for some jobs in Sudan;

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (SDG) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accountant 27,200 47.51
Software Engineer 37,600 65.68
Financial Analyst 49,000 85.59
Graphic Designer 24,400 42.62
Project Manager 45,900 80.17
Business Development Manager 59,400 103.76
Customer Service Executive 32,400 56.59
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:, Jobisland Sudan

Number of LinkedIn users:

57, 210

Top Recruitment Agencies:

Hiba International, Kawader HR Consultancy, Gates Recruitment

Employing in Sudan

Employees in Sudan are protected by the Sudanese Labor Law. Businesses looking into hiring talents from the country must have a thorough understanding of the regulations and requirements needed to be compliant. To get you started, the following section will cover some aspects from Sudan’s labor policies.

Employee Contract

Employment Contracts in Sudan are expressed in a language that can be understood by all parties. Three copies shall be drawn, to which the employer and employee must sign. Each will have their own copy while the third one will be submitted to the Employment agency.

Probation Period

The Probation Period for new employees in Sudan is up to 3 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2023

Date Name Type
1 Jan Independence Day Public Holiday
7 Jan Coptic Christmas Public Holiday
16 Apr Coptic Easter Public Holiday
22 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
23 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
24 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
25 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
28 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
29 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
30 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 Jul Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
2 Jul Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
19 Jul Muharram (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
27 Sep The Prophet’s Birthday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 20 to 30 days YES
Sick Leave 3 months YES
Maternity Leave 8 weeks YES


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Payroll Cycle

Salaries in Sudan are paid every month.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for employees in Sudan is SDG 3,000 per month for civil servants.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

Overtime Pay rate in Sudan varies based on when the extra work is performed. For overtime work during ordinary working days, employees will be paid 150% of their hourly rate. For overtime work performed on a holiday, employees will be paid 200% of their hourly rate.


13th Month Pay

A 13th month pay is not mandatory in Sudan

Employee Benefits

Sudanese employees get to enjoy the following benefits during their employment:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid leaves
  • Old Age Pension
  • Disability Benefits


Employer Payroll Tax


Type of Contribution Tax Rate
Social Security 17%
Health Insurance 6%


Employee Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Tax Rate
Social Security 8%
Health Insurance 4%

Employee Income Tax

Salary Bracket (in SDG) Tax Rate
First 3000 Exemption
Next 3000 5%
Next 4000 10%
Anything above 15%


The VAT rate in Sudan is 17%.

Offboarding & Termination

According to Sudan labor code, the following scenarios leads to an employee’s termination:

  • Incapacity of an employee to continue work due to sickness/disability
  • End of employee’s definite period contract
  • Total destruction of establishment
  • Retirement
  • Dismissal of employee during probationary period
  • Mutual agreement between parties to end employment contract
  • Dissolution/ Liquidation of the establishment
  • Resignation
  • Death of employee

In all instances, a notice should be provided by the terminating party.

The notice period for probationary and regular employees in Sudan is one week to one month.

Severance Pay in Sudan will be calculated based on the employees’ last basic salary and their years of service. The calculation is as follows:

Years of continued service Severance Pay
5 years 25%
5 to 15 years 50%
15 to 20 years 75%
20 years and above 100%

Visa and Immigration

Work visas in Sudan are regulated and monitored by the country’s Ministry of Labor. Foreign workers looking into relocating and working in the country must apply for it, with proper endorsement from their Sudanese employer. The work visa is valid for a year.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

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