Interpreter/Translator, Antananarivo, Madagascar

WFP - World Food Programme

WFP in Antananarivo, Madagascar

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


A first level degree from an university or from an institution of equivalent status is required. A Master’s degree and above is desirable.


This advert aims at creating roster of candidates to serve Interpreter/Translator on part time basis with WFP country office in all duty stations in Madagascar depending on the candidate interest and availability.


The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides interpretation from English to Malagasy and vice versa.

  • Provides interpretation from English to French, and vice versa.
  • Provides interpretation from Malagasy to French and vice versa
  • Translates, documents including summary records covering a broad range of subjects as required
  • May perform other related duties as required.


At least three (3) years of professional interpreting experience in international organizations or as freelancer is required.

Experience within the United Nations Common System is desirable.


Perfect command of French, English and Malagasy is required.


3 February 2023

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.