M24178 Data Management EBS-Wheat Specialist

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 a core CGIAR Research Center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources. For more information, visit cimmyt.org

CIMMYT is seeking a proactive, with attention to the detail and energetic professional for the position of Data Management EBS-Wheat Specialist to work on the Global Wheat Program of CIMMYT.


The position will be based at CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, State of Mexico, near Mexico City.


Specific duties:


Provide technical and data management leadership for EBS implementation by bread and durum wheat breeding groups in CIMMYT Global Wheat Program.

In collaboration with the EBS-Data Management Team, provide GWP with the appropriate EBS implementation plans and timelines for running specific functionalities.

Provide technical support for testing new EBS functionalities and recommend and assist with conducting quality control to validate the results of these actions.

Contribute to implementing a GWP breeding IT roadmap.

Coordinate activities with EBS and data management team members, including training of GWP staff, and follow-up on issues raised by GWP users for improvement of features.

Help ensure that high quality EBS user resources are available in Spanish -as needed by the GWP.

Contribute to the preparation and organization of general breeding data.

Perform any other tasks as assigned by their supervisor.


Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:


  • Have a good knowledge of wheat breeding activities and EBS functionalities.
  • Have a good understanding of IWIS and Excel macros, to assist with the complete transition from these systems to EBS.
  • Possess good oral and written Spanish communication skills.
  • Good English communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (teamwork, attention to the detail, critical thinking and innovation).


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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