Data and Informatics Manager Job at CIMMYT

Data and Informatics Manager Job at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at CIMMYT.


The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries.


Data management

  • Perform plant breeding data management operation.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for adoption of software, digitization and standardized protocols.
  • Provide data management support for targeted breeding programs in crop breeding networks (CGIAR, NARES, SMEs).


  • Prepare training materials.
  • Provide onsite training workshops on breeding data management system.
  • Support network breeding programs.
  • Offer training in the use of breeding information management-related software.
  • Contribute to organizing and delivering OneCGIAR training programs in data management.

Local and International Support

  • Provide on-site support for the use of breeding information management-related software as well as hardware such as tablets, printers, and barcode scanners.
  • Support the integration of roles and projects into the new OneCGIAR global units.
  • Support network breeding programs.


Required qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • Masters in Computer Science/Statistics/Biometrics/Plant Sciences.
  • Basic knowledge of administrative and/or operating protocols and procedures of research support function.
  • Knowledge of relational data management systems and demonstrated ability to extract data and navigate systems; knowledge of systems used in the CGIAR (e.g., BMS).
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in using and supporting breeding data management systems such as BMS.
  • Experience in implementing data management systems, pedigree management and understanding of data side of plant breeding activities (nursery, yield trial, disease trial, etc.).
  • Experience in developing annual work plans of project implementation.
  • Experience in use of breeding informatics applications such as Fieldbook and Breeding View.
  • A high degree of personal organization and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with different nationalities and disciplines as a member of a diverse work team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of database will be a plus.

Method of Application

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Application Deadline: 23rd September 2022.

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