Vacancy: Lead Adoption/Impact Economist, CIMMYT

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a member of CGIAR and one of the PIM’s Participating Centers, is seeking an experienced, pro-active and results-oriented economist to develop and lead CIMMYT’s adoption and impact research portfolio. The position focuses on developing and using applied adoption and impact assessment tools to help learn from and rigorously document the impacts of CIMMYT and the MAIZE and WHEAT CGIAR Research Programs. CIMMYT’s Research-for-Development (R4D) aims to improve the livelihoods of poor maize and wheat farmers and consumers across the developing world in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The position contributes to and draws on the experiences of a large multi-disciplinary R4D team working for CIMMYT across the target continents. The successful candidate will work as a member of CIMMYT’s Socio-Economics Program in close collaboration with other Center’s programs and with local and international partners.

The position will be based at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico or one of the CIMMYT’s regional offices, but will involve frequent travel, including to other CIMMYT offices and field operations.

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This position will remain open until filled. Women are encouraged to apply. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.


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. Please refer to the Center’s website for more information: www.cimmyt.org