CIMMYT: Head of Web Development

Posted by | September 19, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


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.
Minimum skills and
experience required to apply:
Ø  Bachelor’s degree
with 3-5 years experience or equivalent required.
Ø  Strong knowledge of
and experience with all/most of the following: XHTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, .NET,
MySql, and JavaScript.
Ø  Knowledge of /
experience with Linux and OS Windows.
Ø  Passionate about
design, user experience, and website usability.
Ø  Use of / interfacing
with social media to strengthen web page impacts and reach.
Ø  Experience with
search engine optimization.
Ø  Working experience
with Adobe CS5 Web Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash)
Ø  Experience embedding
video; knowledge of different techniques and codecs a plus.
Ø  High level of
expertise in using open source CMS (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal etc.).
Ø  Ability to produce
and test website functionality in all major browsers and mobile devices.
Ø  Ability to handle
multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines.
Ø  Strong interpersonal
and communications skills, and demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate
with others towards shared goals in a multicultural setting.
Ø  Excellent mastery of
written and spoken English.
Desired skills and experience:
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.
CIMMYT ( is an
internationally funded, non-profit research and training organization
affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
(CGIAR, 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.
CIMMYT is an
equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and
Apply online no later than October
14th, 2011
At, 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 detailed CV/resume.
 For further
information, contact Mr. Michael
of Corporate Communications, or the Human
Resources Office, jobs-cimmyt@cgiar.orgPlease
note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

To apply: Apply online no later than October 14th, 2011.

At, 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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