M23328 Training Coordinator

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CIMMYT is a cutting edge, non-profit, international organization dedicated to solving tomorrow’s problems today. It is entrusted with fostering improved quantity, quality, and dependability of production systems and basic cereals such as maize, wheat, triticale, sorghum, millets, and associated crops through applied agricultural science, particularly in the Global South, through building strong partnerships. This combination enhances the livelihood trajectories and resilience of millions of resource-poor farmers, while working towards a more productive, inclusive, and resilient agrifood system within planetary boundaries.

CIMMYT is seeking a proactive, innovative, and self-motivated professional for the position of Training Coordinator to detect the training needs of agricultural advisors, farmers, decision-makers of the agricultural innovation system in the Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS) of CIMMYT.


The positions will be based at CIMMYT headquarter in Texcoco, near Mexico City.

Specific duties:

  • Plan, coordinate, execute and evaluate the strategy of specific courses working together with local course managers and coordinators offering andragogic recommendations for the continuous improvement of the training strategy.
  • Detect the training needs of agricultural advisors, farmers, decision-makers, and other agents of the agricultural innovation system.
  • Identify potential collaborators (universities, research institutions, private partners, etc.) for training activities.
  • Collect data and prepare reports on training events and integrate the information into reports for different donors.
  • Contribute to the documentation and systematization of capacity building processes.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the strategy for monitoring and evaluating training activities.
  • Contribute to the design and development of e-learning courses.
  • Coordinate the Certified Sustainable Agriculture Technician course at LATAM level.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by supervisor from time to time


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, administration, psychology, sociology, or equivalent technical degree.
  • Basic knowledge of protocols and administrative and/or operational procedures of the research support function.
  • Basic supervisory knowledge.
  • Advanced level in MS Office, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Instructional design experience will represent an advantage.
  • Advanced level of English language (English test will be administered; candidate must score a minimum of C1 as per CEFR).
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Critical Thinking, Teamwork, Client Orientation, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


CIMMYT Offers an attractive remuneration package and support for continuous professional development. In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days), vacation premium (56%), life and medical insurance, supermarket coupons, savings fund, social Mexican benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).

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