Freelance Translators

Title: Freelance Translators

Division: Communications


As part of a continuous effort to increase and improve its pool of freelance translators, the Editorial Services program of the Communications Division welcomes the résumés of highly qualified translators to collaborate on translation projects covering various languages: Spanish and French principally, but also German, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese, amongst others.

Because IFPRI disseminates its translated work to key audiences worldwide with a view to increasing its impact on food policies and the fight against hunger, it is crucial that our publications meet very high quality standards. These publications range from letters and briefs to discussion papers and entire books, covering subjects that fall within the agricultural economics and nutrition fields with varying degrees of technical content. We are therefore exclusively interested in translators who are highly experienced in these areas and who possess excellent writing skills in their native language as well as proficiency in English. We also expect the translator to be able to work occasionally on a rush basis and at short notice.

If interested, you may send your résumé and translation samples to Corinne Garber ( Please note that if your qualifications meet our requirements, we will keep your information on file and will only contact you if you are selected for a particular translation project. No replies will be sent until then.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI was established in 1975 to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting the food needs of the developing world, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and on the poorer groups in those countries.

IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that the diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. Women and developing country professionals are encouraged to apply.