Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies and two calls for consultants.

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 work environment and provides opportunity 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 a 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

Networking and Communications Coordinator

As a member of the External Affairs team and in close cooperation with other relevant staff members, the Networking and Communications Coordinator will advance the Crop Trust’s strategic networking efforts with the public and private sector in its host country, Germany, and integrate a host-country outreach and communications campaign into Crop Trust operations. The position reports directly to the Director of External Affairs and will work under the guidance of the Head of Communications and the Strategic Partnerships Manager in relevant areas.

Interested candidates should send in their applications by 9 April 2021.

Project Development Coordinator

The Global Crop Diversity Trust is an international organization with headquarters in Bonn, Germany whose mission is to ensure the conservation and availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide. The Global Crop Diversity Trust is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Project Development Coordinator.

As a member of the External Affairs Team, and in close cooperation with the Science Team, the Project Development Coordinator will advance the organization’s resource mobilization efforts for projects in support of the Crop Trust’s mission. The position reports directly to the Director of External Affairs and will receive guidance by the Director of Science and the Head of Programs as well as other relevant staff.

Interested candidates should send in their applications by 9 April 2021.

Call 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 includes:

  • Podcaster
  • Videographer
  • Video editor
  • Photographer

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 31 March 2021. Please also include up to 3 samples of relevant work. For further details, please download and refer to the PDF document below.

Call for consultants – Professional Consultancy Roster

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, our International Professional Consultancy Roster requires strengthening in various area, including Global Crop Conservation Strategies, Communication Outputs and Genebank Management.

The Crop Trust therefore 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 for work in the framework of various Crop Trust projects.

Interested candidates are asked to send in applications as soon as possible to trustvacancy@croptrust.org with the subject line “Crop Trust Consultant Roster”. The application should include a recent CV and a detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications, suggested daily fees in EUR, as well as a description of previous relevant experience. A Crop Trust team will review the applications and identify suitable individuals for the roster. Those applicants who have not worked for the Crop Trust before may be contacted for further assessment. All applicants selected for the roster will be contacted to confirm their willingness to work for the Crop Trust for specified activities.

Kindly note, that only individual consultants are eligible for inclusion into the Crop Trust Roster. Consulting companies, universities, organizations etc. are instead encouraged to respond to specific Calls for Proposals that are being published on this website as required.

Interns/Fellows

The Crop Trust accepts applications on a continuous basis for internships. In order to provide interns with a meaningful experience, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of interns at any one time.

The length of internships varies, but typically appointments are for a period of three months. Internships are initially unpaid for the three-month duration, but depending on organizational needs and performance of the interns, the intern may be offered a temporary staff contract which includes a stipend. Interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (having completed at least two years of undergraduate work) or have completed their undergraduate program within the last six months, or be currently enrolled in a masters level or other post-graduate program. Depending on the length of the assignment, interns may be eligible for annual leave and medical leave.

Candidates must already have eligibility to legally reside in Germany for the full period of their assignment (the Crop Trust cannot assist in this) and must provide proof of adequate medical insurance.

The Crop Trust will also consider applications from graduates of masters programs or other post-graduate programs in an area that is relevant to the Crop Trust and who demonstrate an interest in the specific area in which they may operate at the Crop Trust. Persons who meet these criteria are considered ‘Fellows’. Fellow positions have a duration of not less than one year and may not exceed a period of two years. These positions are paid, entry-level positions with entitlement for enrollment in the Crop Trust’s medical scheme and retirement plan. Fellows are also entitled to annual leave and medical leave. Any relocation costs, if relevant, are normally not covered for fellow positions.