Translation from English to Arabic – UNV


Job Description

OrganizationInternational Fund for Agricultural Development
Description of the assignment titleTranslation from English to Arabic – Farmer Organisations Questionnaire
Host entityInternational Fund for Agricultural Development
Assignment countrySudan
Duration2 weeks
Sustainable Development GoalZERO HUNGER
Number of assignments1
For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?1 – 5

Mission and objectives

IFAD is an international financial institution and specialized United Nations agency based in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub. Since 1978, we have provided US$23.2 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached an estimated 518 million people.

Our mission is to transform rural economies and food systems by making them more inclusive, productive, resilient, and sustainable. We invest in the millions of people who are most at risk of being left behind: poor, small-scale food producers, women, young people, and other vulnerable groups living in rural areas.

IFAD is the only specialized global development organization exclusively focused on and dedicated to transforming agriculture, rural economies, and food systems. We target our support to reach the last mile and remotest areas, to help millions of rural people to:

  • Increase their productivity and access to markets
  • Create and access jobs and rural economic growth
  • Increase their incomes, move out of poverty and improve their food and nutrition security
  • Build their resilience in the face of a changing climate and manage the natural resource base sustainably
  • Improve their coping mechanisms in fragile and conflict environments
  • Strengthen their voice, capacities and organizations

IFAD catalyzes public and private investments, helps strengthen policies, and promotes innovation, in order to achieve sustainable benefits for the poor at scale and support all countries to achieve lasting, systemic change. We work with governments, the private sector, civil society, and other development partners and use a range of instruments, tools, and knowledge to respond to the challenges facing countries with the most critical needs.


As part of IFAD mandate to support smallholder farmers and rural development, the Sudan ICO works with farmer organizations and youth groups. An assessment is ongoing to assess the impact of COVID19 on such organizations and their flexibility in times of crisis.

Task description

IFAD is looking for 1 volunteer to support in the translation of a questionnaire from Arabic to English. The questionnaire is 2 pages long. Once translated, it will be submitted to a farmer organization in Sudan. The volunteer will then be requested to translate the replies in English. The document will be used by the organization to assess the impact of COVID-19 on smallholder farmers and the assistance provided by farmers organizations.


Required experience

Candidates should be native in Arabic and fluent in English. Familiarity with technical terms related to agriculture and rural development will be considered an advantage. A one-paragraph translation will be requested as part of the selection process.


  • English, Level: Fluent, Required
  • Arabic, Level: Mother tongue, Required

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