Post-Doctoral Fellow Cropping Systems Agronomist Job at CIMMYT

Website International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

The CIMMYT has published a job vacancy announcement on April 30, 2022 for qualified Zimbabwe’s to fill in the vacant post of Post-Doctoral Fellow Cropping Systems Agronomist to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Recruiter International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Position Post-Doctoral Fellow Cropping Systems Agronomist
Location Harare, Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification D. in Agronomy, Soil Science, or a closely related field
Experience Required N/A
Application Deadline May 20, 2022

CIMMYT Job Vacancy 2022

Specific duties:

  • Work closely with CIMMYT staff and supervise the day-to-day management of agronomic research programs focused on sustainable intensification in southern Africa
  • Oversee and monitor the management of high-quality long-term trials, both on-station and on-farm, to study effects on system productivity, soil quality, water and nutrient use efficiencies, and pest and disease dynamics.
  • Install, manage, and supervise state of the art soil-, water- and plant monitoring equipment and tools
  • Spearhead data synthesis and analysis from large available dataset from regional conservation agriculture long-term trials
  • Provide practical training to local researchers and extension agents on managing agronomic research programs including promotion and research backstopping for the effective adoption of improved and more sustainable cropping systems.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with diverse actors, including national agricultural research programs and advanced research institutes, so that expertise and advanced technologies from the latter reach farmers’ fields.
  • Assist in surveys, farmer-to-farmer exchange, and study tours to facilitate widespread adoption of sustainable intensification technologies
  • Communicate research results to diverse audiences, including scientists, change agents, policymakers, the media, and farmers.
  • Help develop new SI initiatives in the region and elsewhere.


  • D. in Agronomy, Soil Science, or a closely related field
  • Considerable practical agricultural experience, including experience with on-farm research and farm equipment.
  • Experience with adapting agricultural practices to local biophysical and socioeconomic conditions.
  • Strong record of high-quality scientific publication and experience in translating research results into bulletins and training materials.
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in the common software packages.
  • Strong expertise in R and related open-source software and packages.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environments and in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Willingness to spend considerable time away from home.
  • Commitment to advances in farm productivity and poverty reduction in the developing world.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Teamwork, Client Orientation, and Communication.

How to Apply CIMMYT Post-Doctoral Fellow Cropping Systems Agronomist Jobs 2022

  • Candidates must apply online for IRS22123_ Post-Doctoral Fellow – Cropping Systems Agronomist. Screening and follow-up of applications will begin on Friday, May 20th, 2022. Applications must include a CV and a cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. For further information on the selection process, please contact Yessica Castillo, at
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • This position will remain open until filled.
  • CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.