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:

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible to the Executive Board for leading the strategic direction, management and operation of the Crop Trust, and for assuring that its objectives, programs and plans are properly developed, funded and put into action.

The deadline for applications is 6 September 2019.


The Procurement and Finance Officer will be responsible for assisting in the grants management of the ‘Seeds4Resilience’ project by focusing on tasks related to finances, procurement and sub-contracting. The selected individual will oversee the financial accounting of this project including the management of all procurement requirements, sub-agreements and contracts, creating grants and contracts in relevant databases (ERP system and others), recording receipts and distribution of funds to the respective grants, monitoring and reconciling accounting transactions in line with agreements, contracts and budgets, preparing financial reports for donor and management in accordance with the regulations of the Crop Trust as well as with donor requirements, and development of project agreements and service agreements.


The deadline for applications is 19 August 2019. 





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 the most frequently required areas of work.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019.


There are currently 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 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 enrolment 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.