2018 Genebank Impacts Fellowship Program
The Crop Trust, through the CGIARGenebank Platform, is supporting the establishment of a ‘Genebank Impacts Fellowship Program’ (Gen-I) to systematically evaluate the impacts of the international genebanks managed by the CGIAR Centers, including the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) of the Pacific Community. These genebanks hold some of the largest and most widely used collections of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in the world. The Genebank Platform ensures that they meet international standards, work to improve efficiency, and ensure more effective use within an enabling policy environment.
The Gen-I will provide the evidence base for continued support to genebanks to ensure the availability of options for future plant breeders, scientists, and farmers, in view of increasing food demand from a growing world population in a changing climate.
For more information on the Gen-I Fellowship, including an overview of the fellowship program and application requirements, please see the announcement below. Deadline for application: 23 February 2018
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 Organisation 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.
The Crop Trust currently has no requests for tenders.
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 vary, but typically appointments are for a period of 3 months. Internships are initially unpaid for the 3-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 programme (having completed at least 2 years of undergraduate work) or have completed their undergraduate programme within the last 6 months, or be currently enrolled in a masters level or other post-graduate programme. 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 programmes or other post-graduate programmes 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.