Vacancies

There are currently one tender, four job vacancies and two calls for consultants available.

Tenders

Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Services

The Global Crop Diversity Trust (the “Crop Trust”) is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced investment advisory firms interested in providing ongoing advice for its investment portfolio. For further information, please refer to the Request for Proposal below.

Please note that any proposals sent (even in copy) to individual members of the Crop Trust or lacking any of the required documentation upon submission will be automatically excluded from the tender process.

Questions on the RFP can be sent to Janet Muir, Director of Finance, at janet.muir@croptrust.org prior to 30 July 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present their proposals and answer questions, either at their offices, virtually, or at the offices of the Crop Trust at the discretion of the Crop Trust. It is proposed that a firm will be selected by the end of October 2021; however please note that the Crop Trust is not obliged to complete this process during this timeframe.

Please note also that this Request for Proposal is not an offer and that the Crop Trust is under no obligation to accept any proposal submitted under this RFP nor is it obliged to select any candidate or appoint any Investment Advisor pursuant to this RFP.

Proposals are due via email as a PDF file to procurement@croptrust.org no later than 12:00 CET on 6 August 2021.

All costs and expenses associated with or incurred by responding to RFPs shall be borne by the bidder. The Crop Trust shall not be liable for any such costs or expenses or any claim for reimbursement of such costs or expenses.

Working at the Crop Trust

The Crop Trust considers its staff its most important asset. The Crop Trust devotes considerable resources towards ensuring their well-being and the establishment of a productive environment.

We aim to attract and retain the most competent, experienced, innovative, and energetic professional talent that can be found. The Crop Trust encourages professional and personal growth, provides a safe and well equipped working environment, and provides opportunities for staff participation in matters that affect the staff and their work.

The Organization is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring staff regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion, political persuasion, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Crop Trust strives to provide fair and equitable treatment to its staff and discourages all forms of unfair discrimination.

The Crop Trust offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package for its regular staff.

Job Vacancies

Genebank Information System Officer

The Crop Trust develops and maintains databases and associated software that support the work of the world’s crop genebanks, specifically GRIN-Global Community Edition (GG-CE), a community-driven version of GRIN-Global software for genebank collection management.

As a member of the Science team and in close cooperation with other relevant staff members, the position will advance the Crop Trust’s efforts to develop GG-CE to meet the needs of genebank technicians, curators, and other users. The position reports to the Information Systems Program Manager.

Interested candidates should send in their applications by 25 July 2021.

Please apply by using the following link: https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/709497/application

Data and Information Management Assistant

The Crop Trust develops and maintains databases and associated software that support the work of the world’s genebanks, specifically Genesys, the global database of information on plant genetic material maintained in the world’s genebanks at https://www.genesys-pgr.org.

As a member of the Science team and in close cooperation with other relevant staff members, the assistant will support the Crop Trust’s efforts to expand the network of genebanks and users of Genesys, assist in supporting genebanks in documentation, data analysis, and publication, and support the development of new website features. The position reports to the Information Systems Program Manager.

Interested candidates should send in their applications by 25 July 2021.

Please apply by using the following link: https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/709498/application

Contracts and Grants Officer

Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and reporting directly to the Contracts and Grants Manager, the Contracts and Grants Officer will be responsible for assisting in contracts and grants management on an organizational level as well as in the management and monitoring of organizational governance and due diligence needs.

The Contracts and Grants Officer will be responsible for generally ensuring internal organizational and donor requirements are met in the Crop Trust’s operational and contracting rules, procedures, and processes, based on international standards set, e.g., by the UN, World Bank, ILO, and others. To ensure this, the Contracts and Grants Officer will support all relevant Crop Trust teams in their efforts to attract funds from donors and to contract partners including donors, research partners, and service providers. The Contracts and Grants Officer also will be responsible for ensuring alignment of the Crop Trust’s processes and operations with its governance documentation as well as with compliance covenants the Crop Trust agreed to with its partners.

Interested candidates should send in their applications by 25 July 2021.

Please apply by using the following link: https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/709806/application

Finance Assistant

Under the direct supervision of the Finance and Investment Manager and the general guidance of the Director of Finance, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the management of the financial affairs of the Organization. The Finance Assistant will be required to extract, interpret, analyze and format data across the full range of finance and budget functions. Responsibilities will include creating, monitoring and reconciling accounting transactions in line with agreements, contracts and budgets, monitor and keep up-to-date financial data, preparing financial reports for donor and management in accordance with the financial rules and regulations of the Trust. Provide backup support for other Finance staff as required.

Interested candidates should send in their applications by 25 July 2021.

Please apply by using the following link: https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/709808/application

Interns/Fellows

The Crop Trust values contributions from interns and fellows with skills in a variety of different areas. In this regard, internship and fellowship opportunities are posted here as and when required.

Calls for Consultants

Multimedia Consultants

To ensure that Crop Trust is able to call upon a professionally qualified, gender-balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and highly motivated corps of professionals for a range of temporary assignments, an International Professional Consultancy Roster is being established.

The Crop Trust invites qualified individuals, including existing consultants, to submit their expression of interest (EOI) to be considered for future short- or long-term consultancy assignments at the Crop Trust. Please note that this call for EOI aims to pre-qualify consultants for assignments generally. It is not for any specific current needs. Through this outreach effort, the Crop Trust intends to identify qualified candidates, ready and available to serve as consultants in areas of work that are expected to require additional support for the foreseeable future.
The anticipated fields of expertise required include:

  • Podcaster
  • Videographer

Interested candidates are instructed to send a recent CV and a brief cover letter to trustvacancy@croptrust.org with the subject line “Writing and Editorial Consultant Roster” by 21 July 2021. Please also include up to 3 samples of relevant work. For further details, please download and refer to the PDF document below.