Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies, three calls for consultants and one tender.

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

Social Media Focal Point

In implementing its new road map, the Crop Trust’s Communications Team will deploy a largely digital-based strategy designed to increase global awareness of the work of the Crop Trust and its science, raise genebanks higher on the global development agenda, accelerate delivery of the Crop Trust’s mission and support fundraising initiatives.

As the world continues to embrace and expand digital networks, this channel provides important opportunities for growth. Actively nurturing and maintaining strong cohesive social media platforms and networks is increasingly critical to all outreach.

The successful candidate will report to the Outreach and Engagement Specialist and work closely with other members of the Communications team and team leaders. While upholding the Crop Trust voice and standards, the successful candidate will seek ways to develop and scale Crop Trust social media platforms and networks to support the widespread dissemination of the Crop Trust’s and its partners’ work. The candidate will contribute towards positioning the Crop Trust as a trusted, leading source of knowledge on crop diversity, genebanks, long term food security, and support Crop Trust’s mission to provide a permanent, self-sustaining Endowment Fund to support crop diversity forever.

Interested candidates should send in their applications by 26 February, 2021.

Call for Consultants – Writing and Editorial 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:

  • Senior outreach writing and editing
  • General outreach writing and editing
  • Science editing
  • Copy editing and proofreading

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 22 February 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 – 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 22 February 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, Science Writing 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.

Tenders

Preferential Provider for New Website Design

The Crop Trust is seeking to contract a suitably qualified and experienced web design firm to create a new website that unifies Crop Trust affiliate websites and knowledge products under a single umbrella site to help unify our visual identity, better communicate our mission and bolster engagement with our global audiences, enabling the Crop Trust to swiftly respond to global events and developments in the international development sector. The purpose of this request for proposal (RfP) is to solicit competitive proposals for the consultancy advertised.

The tender documents state the scope of the services desired as well as required qualifications. Responses are to be submitted no later than 23:59 CET on 15 March 2021.

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.