Current opportunities



Job opportunities

There are currently no open career positions. However, if you are interested in a consultancy opportunity in East Africa, please see our recent LinkedIn post. We are looking for two consultants to study the Africa-China ag value chain. 




Swiss Social Service Volunteers*

*only Swiss citizens

We welcome inquiries at any time from Swiss citizens applying to do Social Service ("Zivildienst"), normally in lieu of the national military draft. The Foundation has been an officially recognized employer for these volunteers since 2010.

Bitte beachten Sie allerdings, dass wir derzeit Bewerbungen frühestens für die zweite Jahreshälfte 2024 annehmen.

To apply for Social Service with us, or to ask for further details, please get in touch by mailPlease note, however, that you should ideally already have completed either your "RS" or "langen Einsatz". 

Wir nehmen gern schriftliche Bewerbungen in jeder Landessprache der Schweiz (ja, in jeder) oder auf Englisch entgegen. Sie sollten noch mindestens 100 Diensttage zu leisten haben, gerne deutlich mehr. 

Die Hauptsprachen beim Einsatz sind Deutsch und Englisch. Gute Kenntnisse in Französisch oder einer anderen stiftungsrelevanten Sprache sind nützlich. Der Arbeitsort ist Basel; Unterkunft können wir leider keine anbieten. 

The Syngenta Foundation is one of many organizations offering service opportunities. But why would young men choose us instead of the army? What do they do when they get here? And what do they think of it? A while ago, we asked one of our "Zivis" exactly that (and a few other things!). If you'd like to see his answers (in German, French, or English), please get in touch. 


Corporate Volunteering** 

**only Syngenta Group employees

We sometimes have openings for Syngenta Group employees to help with selected aspects of our work. These opportunities are pro bono, typically for a few hours per week and a limited period. If you would be interested, please get in touch.