Join us in transforming food, land and water systems for a better future

Who We Are

We are a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

We are passionate about connecting talent with amazing opportunities to make an impact in the face of the interdependent challenges facing today’s world.

Our Vision
A world with sustainable and resilient food, land, and water systems that deliver diverse, healthy, safe, sufficient, and affordable diets, and ensure improved livelihoods and greater social equality, within planetary and regional environmental boundaries.

Our Mission
To deliver science and innovation that advance the transformation of food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis.

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Our People

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is treated with fairness and dignity, and with an equal chance to succeed and thrive. 

We welcome candidates with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the research for development field.

We aim for this to be the place where you can do your best work.

Click below to hear from our team members, and to find out what it’s really like to work here.

Leena Tripathi
East Africa Regional Director, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Maria Itria Ibba
Associate Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center(CIMMYT) Texcoco, Mexico
Christopher Butler
Managing Editor, International Potato Centre (CIP) Lima, Peru
Inga Jacobs-Mata
Director of Water, Growth and Inclusion Pretoria, South Africa

Our Values

We care deeply about upholding our five core ethical values. These values enable us to deliver on our vision.
Dignity & Respect
We value and embrace diversity and inclusion, treat all stakeholders with respect and dignity, promote equity, avoid all forms of discrimination, and promote human rights.
Excellence & Innovation
We strive for excellence by maintaining high standards of scientific rigor, actively encouraging innovation and creativity, and pursuing our passion for learning and discovery.
We value the diverse voices of our internal and external stakeholders, and seek all forms of engagement, collaboration and teamwork.
We are honest, tell the truth, keep promises, pursue objective scientific research, admit mistakes, earn trust, and always act professionally by being accountable and transparent.
We plan responsibly for the long-term, and are committed to environmental, social and economic food security, safety and global prosperity.

Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion

We believe that it is the unique diversity of our employees that powers our science and innovation, which is central to achieving our mission.

We consciously create an inclusive workplace, where you will feel welcome and can contribute your best work.

We have made a strong commitment to gender equity.

Click here to find out more about our commitments towards Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion in our global workplaces.

Employee Resource Groups

We have five Employee-led Resource Groups to help connect all employees across geographies, disciplines, and structures, making our workplaces more inclusive.




We strive to ensure that our benefits aren’t just good for you, they are good for the people you love, too.
Competitive salary
To help us attract and retain talent, we pay all our employees competitively.
Comprehensive medical, insurance and retirement plan
Our plans and programs are aimed at supporting you and your dependents through life’s various stages.
Flexible working arrangements
We recognize each individual works best in different environments. Work isn't a place, it's a thing we do.
Generous vacation leave provisions
We believe that taking time to relax, replenish, and caring for others is important for you to be at your very best.
Learning and development opportunities
We'll help you find the resources you need to expand your knowledge and be innovative in your field as your career progresses.

Our Workforce

We believe that there is a place for you to build a unique and purposeful career with us.

We offer a broad range of occupations across multiple functions and divisions. 

Click below to explore and learn more.

Research Delivery & Impact

Brings together CGIAR’s research delivery capabilities in crop breeding, genebanks, market intelligence, and seed systems and delivery.

Integrates CGIAR’s research delivery capabilities to address interconnected challenges at the farm-level in crop, tree, livestock, and aquatic systems.

Brings together CGIAR’s research delivery capabilities on food, land, and water systems to drive low-emission, climate-resilient, and sustainable land and water use, livelihoods, and healthy diets.

Builds expertise and ensures effective utilization and delivery across all stages of the project lifecycle, while ensuring compliance with CGIAR standards and policies.

Institutional Strategy & Systems

Manages all aspects of operational and strategic financial accounting, financial planning and analysis, and finance quality assurance, to support decision-making and control of CGIAR’s financial resources.

Focuses on building a digital and data-empowered CGIAR that adapts to change and harnesses the power of technology to operate in an efficient, effective, and timely manner.

Ensures that  CGIAR’s governing bodies, executive management and global staff operate with legitimacy, legality, and according to the highest standards of ethics and business conduct.

Delivers integrated strategic, specialist, and operational services that enables CGIAR to attract, onboard, develop, motivate, and retain a talented, diverse, engaged, high-performing and innovative workforce in fair, safe, well workplaces.

Global Engagement & Innovation

Engages external and internal audiences by setting the overall communications and outreach strategy and overseeing activities related to brand, media, reputation, internal communications, knowledge management, content, events, campaigns, and communications governance and capacity building.

Develops and implements CGIAR’s resource mobilization strategy, business development, funder relationship management, strategic engagement, prospect and pipeline coordination, as well as quality standards.

Focuses on institutionalizing effective engagement and purposeful advocacy with partners across CGIAR to maximize collective impact.

Focuses on acting as the face of CGIAR and ensuring that regional and country-specific needs are met in each region, including Central & West Asia & North Africa, East & Southern Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, South Asia, South East Asia & the Pacific and West & Central Africa.

How We Recruit

We recognize that applying for a job comes with a lot of unknowns. 

We aim to be transparent about our recruiting process to set you up for success. 

Our goal is to create a candidate experience that’s enabling and inclusive.

Role Application
Submit a completed application form. Click here to learn more.
Application Review
Your application will be reviewed by the hiring team to determine if your profile meets the role requirements. Click here to learn more.
Candidate Assesment
If your profile is shortlisted, you will be invited to participate in a series of assessments with the hiring team. Click here to learn more.
Selection Notification
After the interviews, the hiring team will debrief on your interview. If you are the most suited candidate for the role, an offer will be made. Click here to learn more.

Our Vacancies

At CGIAR, we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities. 

All vacancies and other opportunities