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International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)Texcoco, State of Mexico
11 October 2013

Cropping System Agronomist
Post-Doctoral Fellow
(IRS position to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe)

We are seeking an outstanding, highly-motivated candidate for the position of Cropping Systems Agronomist in the Global Conservation Agriculture Program. The position will work in the new COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) project, which will focus on climate smart agriculture in Zimbabwe and Malawi.

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYTŪ, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information: The selected candidate will be based at the CIMMYT Southern Africa Regional Office in Harare, Zimbabwe. Specific duties of this position include:

Work closely with CIMMYT staff and assume the day-to-day management of agronomic research programs focused on sustainable intensification in southern Africa; Help develop innovation systems focused on the adaption CA practices to the circumstances of small-scale, resource-constrained farmers in southern Africa; Oversee and monitor the management of on-farm demonstrations established with partners under various projects and provide advanced analyses to study the effects of sustainable intensification on system productivity soil quality, water and nutrient use efficiency and pest and disease dynamics; Assist in surveys, farmer-to-farmer exchange and study tours to facilitate widespread adoption of CA technologies; Communicate research results to various audiences and in various forms; Provide practical training to local researchers and extension agents in the principles and practice of CA as well as CA equipment and machinery; Assist in field and farm modeling of long-term research results in southern Africa and through collaborative efforts with other farm simulation groups; Help and contribute to development new initiatives on sustainable intensification in the region and elsewhere.

Guillermo Flores,
Human Resources/CIMMYT
Reference Number: 12326
Deadline: Friday, 8 November, 2013


If you or the candidate needed more information on the position, please contact the Human Resources Department to Guillermo

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CIMMYT is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

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