CIMMYT: Head of Web Development
Location: Texcoco, Mexico State
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seek a highly
qualified, experienced, and creative Head
of Web Development. Leading the center’s website development team and
reporting to the head of Corporate Communications, the successful candidate
will be expected to design, develop, manage, and maintain a dynamic new
corporate website for the center. The position requires a user-oriented design
focus, technical acumen, and a strong record of successful project management.
The Head of Web Development will work with scientists, science writers,
communicators, graphic designers, and the Information and Communications
Technology Unit. S/he will also help ensure 24-7-365 operation of CIMMYT’s
website, in conjunction with a web server administrator, and help to monitor,
analyze, and report on usage and related trends. S/he will keep abreast of
technology developments, new website applications, and the use of social media,
creatively and effectively applying them to improve the impact and
functionality of CIMMYT’s website. The successful candidate will possess good
organizational skills and work effectively with minimal supervision as part of
a multidisciplinary, multicultural team. The position will be based at CIMMYT’s
beautiful, gated headquarters in Texcoco, just outside of Mexico City. CIMMYT
offers an attractive remuneration and competitive package.
experience required to apply:
with 3-5 years experience or equivalent required.
and experience with all/most of the following: XHTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, .NET,
experience with Linux and OS Windows.
design, user experience, and website usability.
with social media to strengthen web page impacts and reach.
search engine optimization.
with Adobe CS5 Web Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash)
video; knowledge of different techniques and codecs a plus.
expertise in using open source CMS (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal etc.).
and test website functionality in all major browsers and mobile devices.
multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines.
and communications skills, and demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate
with others towards shared goals in a multicultural setting.
written and spoken English.
work or work experience in biological or agricultural science.
with XML/XSL tools.
in written and verbal Spanish
with wiki software such as Confluence.
with or exposure to repository software and repositories.
management and/or leadership experience.
internationally funded, non-profit research and training organization
affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
(CGIAR, www.cgiar.org) with an annual budget of about USD 90
million. The center’s mission is to sustainably increase the productivity of
maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty.
CIMMYT is a global leader in maize and wheat breeding, biotechnology,
socioeconomics, and natural resource management research. The center employs
about 700 permanent staff and operates through decentralized partnerships, with
staff in 14 countries and projects and networks in many more.
equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and
“About us – Job Opportunities- 2011/21 Position” Please complete the online
application, including your cover letter, competencies and experience for
the position, and a detailed CV/resume.
information, contact Mr. Michael
of Corporate Communications, email@example.com or the Human
Resources Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
To apply: Apply online no later than October 14th, 2011.
At www.cimmyt.org, click on “About us – Job Opportunities- 2011/21 Position” Please complete the online application, including your cover letter, competencies and experience for the position, and a d
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