Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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CIMMYT vacancy - Expert for integrating gender issues into agricultural research

CIMMYT - International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

The Centro Internacional Para el Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT) in El Batán, Texcoco, Mexico is looking for an Expert for integrating gender issues into agricultural research (m/f)

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) needs your exper-tise to strengthen its research capacities in relation to gender. CIMMYT is the world’s premier center for research, development, and training in maize and wheat and in farm-ing systems for those two essential food crops. From its headquarters in Mexico and of-fices throughout the developing world, the center works with partners worldwide to re-duce poverty and hunger by sustainably increasing the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems. The center has approximately 180 specialized research staff from over 40 countries, along with 700 support staff, working at 5 research stations in Mexico and 18 offices throughout the developing world.

The research center is part of a global agricultural research partnership and collaborates with many international organizations. With your support, CIMMYT wishes to integrate gender aspects more prominently and systematically in its research and to reorganize its internal processes accordingly.

Your tasks will involve:
• Providing support in establishing and expanding agricultural research team skills, so that they can better analyze, process and document gender mainstreaming issues
• Providing support in restructuring internal procedures with a focus on gender main-streaming
• Providing support in setting up a knowledge management system on the subject of gender

Your profile:
• University degree in social sciences with a focus on gender issues, or an alternative qualification suitable for the role
• Several years' experience in the field of gender preferably related to agricultural re-search
• A knowledge of planning, steering and implementing projects
• Experience in development cooperation and rural development is an asset
• Fluent English
• Knowledge of Spanish would be an advantage

What we offer:
• Interesting and varied tasks with personal responsibility in an international environ-ment
• Collaboration with other development cooperation organizations
• Professional preparation for your assignment abroad
• A local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial two-year period, with the possibility of extension
• Attractive monthly salary subsidies and social security benefits in addition to your local salary

Note: This position is currently available; there is no application deadline.

Then submit your application using the online portal at to find out more about the services we offer. If you have any questions, please contact:

Ursula Schoof-Camara
Tel.: +49 (0)6196-79-3575

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