Consultancy Freelance Translators, Interpreters, Proof Readers, and Editors



Recruitment of Individual Freelance Translators, Interpreters, Proof Readers, and Editors


Opening Date: April 30, 2019

    Closing Date: May 10, 2019


CEI N° 10-2019

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The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is a subregional organization founded in 1987. It currently has 23 National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) in 23 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. In 2018, CORAF’s General Assembly approved its long-term strategic plan focused on three interlinked priority intervention domains:

  • Agriculture, food and nutrition security;
  • Policy, institutions, markets and trade;
  • Gender, youth and social equity.

The Executive Secretariat of CORAF is made up of three departments (Research and Innovation, Corporate Services and Communications and Marketing).

Communications and Marketing Department has the primarily responsibility of making CORAF a stellar regional research institution, its function is also expected to help CORAF: (a) raise more finances to fund the 2018-2022 Operational Plan, (b) establish relevant scientific partnerships, (c) earn the trust of partners to lead agricultural research activities, and (d) demonstrate accountability to its key constituents.

In view of the foregoing, The Executive Director of CORAF hereby invites individual consultants to express their interest to provide the following services:

  • Translations of CORAF documents to and from English and French primarily;
  • Interpretation, during various CORAF meetings and missions, into and from English and French primarily;
  • Editing and proofreading of CORAF documents and reports in English and French primarily.

CORAF will select successful candidates and sign framework contracts with them in order to constitute a roster of freelance translators, interpreters, editors, and proofreaders whose services will be contracted as and when needed during a period of three (3) years, renewable.

Candidates interested in this call must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform such services (CVs, references concerning the performance of similar contracts, publications, experience in the similar field, etc.).

Interested consultants may obtain additional information from the CORAF Executive Secretariat by sending correspondence to the CORAF Communications Manager by e-mail at from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 GMT.

Applications must be submitted by email to the address: no later than May 10, 2019 before 4.30 pm UT.


                                                                                                            Dr Abdou TENKOUANO

                                                                                                             Executive Director CORAF