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Niamey at a Glance

Working in Niamey

The agricultural and mining sectors are the basis of the local economy in Niamey. Additionally, there are many job opportunities in the finance sector and across business, particularly in connection with the uranium export. Read on for more info about working in Niamey, from the economy to jobs and taxes.

Local Economy

As a large capital city, Niamey offers many opportunities within business and administration. The export of uranium on a global scale gives the city significant clout and puts Niamey on the map in economic terms. Manufacturing, construction and the production of energy also act as significant boons to the GDP of the city.

Typical expatriate jobs include those within business and finance. Some expats have also found employment at the city’s schools, such as the American International School or Abdou Moumouni University. Those who have international careers in education find the schools and the university to be a diverse mix of expats from around the world.

Job Hunting in Niamey

The city is among the top five providers of uranium in the world, with both locals and expatriates finding employment within this industry. Jobs can also be found within the international schools, the university and the mining and geology Institute. The United Nations employ expatriates in Niamey, as does the US Embassy. Several charities, such as Save the Children, also require expats for senior roles (for example in finance or organizational administration). The International Crops Research Institute offers roles to those from an agricultural science background. For foreigners who want to develop their career in Niamey, opportunities can be found at sites such on Teachers Horizons

The local press can also provide expats with the opportunity to source jobs. Their websites can be found at the following locations: Actu Niger , Nigerdiaspora            

Income Taxation in Niamey

Niger’s currency is the CFA Franc (XOF), the currency of the African Financial Community Zone. 

Regarding personal taxation, any individual whose tax domicile is registered in Niger is subject to a progressive tax that begins at 1% for an income between 0 XOF to 25,000 XOF; then progresses to 35% for those with an income above 1 million XOF. 

A company is granted residence in Niger if its registered office, permanent establishment or center of activities is located within the nation. The company is then liable for corporate taxation at a rate of 30% on profits. Dividends are subject to 10% withholding tax, and any interest generated, at a rate of 20% withholding tax. Any royalties paid to non-residents are subject to a withholding tax of 10%. Both of the latter rates are mitigated if the company is in possession of a tax treaty.

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