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Founded in 2005, Fairtrade Africa is a non-profit organization representing all certified producers in Africa. Fairtrade Africa is owned by African producer organizations certified to international standards.

To mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health, well-being, and economic sustainability of fair-trade producers, the Recover Africa project is implemented by Fairtrade Africa (FTA) from September 2020 to April 2022. The project aims to provide support to prevent the spread of pandemic on high-risk producers in nine African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, and South Africa), and to help producers recover from the economic losses caused by COVID-19, maintain and diversify supply chain relationships and ensure business continuity, food security and revenue generation for their members, thus strengthening producers’ resilience to future changes.

Fairtrade Africa wants to hire the services of a South African-based translation company to translate radio scripts into the Recover Africa project in three local South African languages, where there is a group of fair-trade producers. The radio scripts will be developed initially in English.

Fairtrade Africa is looking for individual companies with proven experience in translating radio scripts with socially relevant content, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, gender equality, women’s emancipation, and youth involvement. In addition, they should have the following:

  • To be a company with at least five years of translation experience
  • To have proven translation experience

The winning company is expected to carry out the mission for three months (October 2020 – December 2020) from the date of signing the contract.

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