There are currently two vacancies, one call for consultants and one request for proposals.

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

The Crop Trust is seeking qualified candidates for the following:

Travel and Operations assistant

Under the overall supervision of the Director of HR and Corporate Operations, the Travel and Operations Assistant will provide support to the Corporate Operations Team in the areas of Travel and Meeting Services, General Corporate Services and HR. Her/his task manager in the area of Travel and Meeting Services will be the Travel and Meetings Officer, in the area of General Corporate Services and HR, she/he will be directly managed by the Corporate Operations Officer.

The deadline for applications is: 13 March 2020

2020 Genebank Impacts Fellowship Program

The Genebank Impacts Fellowship provides an opportunity for the successful recipients to gain practice-based experience in evaluating the impacts of the international genebanks. This experience will be complemented by mentorship from impact assessment specialists and conservation scientists in the global CGIAR community. This Fellowship is supported by the Crop Trust, through the Genebank Impacts Community of Practice of the Genebank Platform.

This is a home-based assignment, but we require full-time commitment for six months in 2020 and one month intermittent engagement in 2021 to finalize outputs. Applicants should be willing to travel to the host country of the genebank for at least one month during the fellowship period.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2020.

Call for consultants – Global Crop Conservation Strategies

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 the area of Global Crop Conservation Strategies.

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 the Crop Trust’s project “Breathing New Life into Global Crop Conservation Strategies” on developing Global Conservation Strategies for a number of crops.

Interested candidates are asked to send in applications as soon as possible, as projects are already ongoing in 2020,  but no later than 31 December 2020.


The Crop Trust is requesting for proposals from qualified consulting vendors who provide business process consulting, implementation and integration services for Salesforce, FinancialForce and Box. The expected outcome of the consultancy is on the one hand a full implementation of the above-mentioned systems and their customization to the organization’s business processes. On the other hand, it is expected that Crop Trust staff will have been provided adequate training for operating the business processes within the new systems efficiently and effectively.

The request for proposal states the scope of solution and service desired as well as required vendor qualifications. The Crop Trust will either accept proposals from one vendor or joint proposals of a group of entities that deliver all the requirements outlined in this RFP.

Responses are to be submitted by 28 February 2020 23:59 CET.


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 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.