Vacancies

There are currently two tenders, two requests for quotations and two calls for consultants available.

Tenders

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS – SUPPLY OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, ACCESSORIES AND CONSUMABLES

The Capitalisation of the Endowment Fund of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and Strengthening of National Seedbanks project aims to empower national seed collections, by safeguarding them in perpetuity through and endowment fund, documenting and managing them appropriately for conservation and use, and promoting their use, as a basis for climate adaptation of vulnerable African cropping systems. The project is supported by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW and is conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria.

The items for which quotations are sought, namely computer equipment, accessories and consumables will be used by national seedbanks in Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria in conducting project travel activities. The computer equipment, accessories and consumables are required as soon as possible, for delivery to the five partners.

Bidders are requested to confirm interest by 8 October 2021 via email to: alexander.kambili@croptrust.org.

Submissions in duplicate (i.e. 2 copies) should be done via registered mail and addressed as below:

RFQ for Supply of computer equipment, accessories and consumables
Seeds for Resilience Project
Global Crop Diversity Trust,
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 7,
53113 Bonn, Germany

The submission deadline is 23:59hrs CEST, 30 October 2021. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that your quotation reaches the above address on or before the deadline.

Request for Quotations – Motor Vehicles

The Capitalisation of the Endowment Fund of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and Strengthening of National Seedbanks project aims to empower national seed collections, by safeguarding them in perpetuity through and endowment fund, documenting and managing them appropriately for conservation and use, and promoting their use, as a basis for climate adaptation of vulnerable African cropping systems. The project is supported by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW and is conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria.

The items for which quotations are sought, namely motor vehicles will be used by national seedbanks in Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria in conducting project travel activities. The motor vehicles are required as soon as possible, for delivery to the four partners.

Bidders are requested to confirm interest by 30 September 2021 via email
to: alexander.kambili@croptrust.org. Submissions in duplicate (i.e. 2 copies) should be done via registered mail and addressed as below:

RFQ for Supply of Motor Vehicles
Seeds for Resilience Project
Global Crop Diversity Trust,
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 7,
53113 Bonn, Germany

The submission deadline is 17:00hrs CEST, 21 October 2021. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that your quotation reaches the above address on or before the deadline.

Preferred Provider for Public Relations Partner

The Crop Trust recognizes the vital importance of strong communications to help raise awareness of its work and build its reputation as a unique source of funding and expertise in the world of crop conservation. But with limited internal capacity to manage public relations activities, the Crop Trust is seeking a PR partner.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their proposals based on the outlined above and the calendar of activities to the procurement office no later than 23:59 CEST on 10 October, 2021. Proposals are to be delivered via email only and sent to procurement@croptrust.org. Please note, any proposals sent (even in copy) to individual members of the Crop Trust, will be automatically excluded from the tender process.

Assessment of status quo and provision of technical specifications for upgrading the infrastructure, equipment and services of five national genebanks in Africa

The Global Crop Diversity Trust (the “Crop Trust”) is looking for an expert(s) to assess and define the infrastructure, equipment and services specifications required to secure long-term operations in five national genebanks in Africa.  For further information, please refer to the Request for Proposal below.

Please note that any proposals sent (even in copy) to individual members of the Crop Trust or lacking any of the required documentation upon submission will be automatically excluded from the tender process.

Questions on the RFP can be sent to Alexander Kambili, Finance and Procurement Officer, at procurement@croptrust.org.

Proposals are due via email as a PDF file to procurement@croptrust.org no later than 23:59 CEST on 18 October 2021.

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 working environment, and provides opportunities 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 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

There are no current vacancies.

Interns/Fellows

The Crop Trust values contributions from interns and fellows with skills in a variety of different areas. In this regard, internship and fellowship opportunities are posted here as and when required.

Calls for 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.

Genebank Resources Hub Technical Consultant

The Crop Trust is seeking a technical consultant to build a new online “Genebank Knowledge Resources Hub” that will bring together tools and resources developed by and for the global genebank community with the goal of ensuring that the growing number of knowledge resources are easily accessible and actively curated.

Interested candidates are asked to send a recent CV, links to or samples of recent work (any format), and a detailed cover letter outlining your specific qualifications to trustvacancy@croptrust.org with the subject line “Genebank Resource Hub Technical Consultant” as soon as possible but no later than 30 September 2021. Please include a requested daily rate in EUR, as well as any other expenses anticipated (e.g., software licenses), if applicable.

Ausschreibung für eine freie Journalistin/einen freien Journalisten

Der Stiftungsfonds Global Crop Diversity Trust (kurz Crop Trust) hat den Auftrag, die Biodiversität in der Landwirtschaft (bzw. Agrobiodiversität) langfristig zu erhalten und nutzbar zu machen.

Bisher fokussiert der Crop Trust seine externe Kommunikation auf ein englischsprachiges Publikum. Da Deutschland zu den größten Gebern zählt, hat sich der Crop Trust zum Ziel gesetzt, verstärkt deutschsprachige Stakeholder-Gruppen zu adressieren, z. B. politische Entscheidungsträgerinnen und -trägern der Exekutiven und Legislativen, die Privatwirtschaft sowie zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen. Ein Aspekt dieser Zielsetzung ist eine deutschsprachige, Stakeholder-orientierte Publikationsstrategie. Für die Umsetzung der Stakeholder-orientierten Publikationsstrategie suchen wir eine auf Nachhaltigkeitsthemen spezialisierte freie Journalistin/einen freien Journalisten auf Basis eines Rahmenvertrages.

Alle interessierten Journalistinnen/Journalisten richten Ihre Bewerbung mit den geforderten Unterlagen mit der Betreffzeile „Consultant Roster: freie Journalistin bzw. Journalist“ bis zum 24. September 2021 an die E-Mail-Adresse: trustvacancy@croptrust.org.

Partner Vacancies

WorldVeg – Head of Communications

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and five regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. For more information please visit their website: www.worldveg.org.

The Center is in the midst of modernizing its research infrastructure at its headquarters in Taiwan and evolving into an ‘Open Science Center’, that will enable strengthened collaboration with advanced research institutions and universities world-wide.

WorldVeg is seeking a creative and enthusiastic person to join the Center as Head -Communications. The position will be based at WorldVeg’s headquarters in Shanhua, Tainan, Taiwan.