Data and Informatics Manager

Posted By: Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA)


Not Specified

Information Technology

Environment / Energy/ Waste Management

Job Description

The main responsibilities of this position will be: 

  • Contribute as a member of OneCGIAR global breeding informatics group to provide data management support for targeted breeding programs in crop breeding networks (CGIAR, NARES, SMEs).
  • Support network breeding programs to develop and implement best practice & data management workflows.
  • Providing onsite training workshops on breeding data management system (Like BMS, EBS etc.) and other digitalization tools.
  • Help in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for adoption of software, digitization, and standardized protocols.
  • Perform plant breeding data management operation.
  • Contribute to organizing and delivering OneCGIAR training programs in data management including BMS, barcoding, digitalization, and other related topics.
  • Commit to continuous improvement in skills related to data management.
  • Commit to continuous improvement to meet the service and operational needs of a modern breeding program.
  • Support the integration of roles and projects into the new OneCGIAR global units

The position is for an initial fixed-term contract of 3 years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package, with a range of benefits including health insurance.


CIMMYT is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.


Email cover letter and CV as a single document with last drawn salary, salary expectations and notice period no later than Tuesday, 8 November, 2022 to Human Resources, CIMMYT

(Email: / Please insert Position Reference number: IN22186 in the subject of your email).

Eligibility Criteria

We are seeking candidates with the following qualification, skills and attitudes:

  • Master’s degree in computer science / Statistics / Biometrics / Plant Sciences with direct 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
  • 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)
  • Experience in uses of breeding informatics applications such as Fieldbook and Breeding View
  • Demonstrated experience supporting breeders in established best practice on use of data management tools for various stages of plant breeding
  • Experience in implementing plant breeding databases and modernization initiatives
  • Experience working within international organizations or multicultural organizations desired
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Critical and Creative Thinking, Teamwork, Communication and Client Orientation.  

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - ME/M.Tech

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA)
  • About Organization:The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, which is home to more than 300 million undernourished people. BISA is a collaborative effort involving CIMMYT and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR). Please refer to these website for more information: and We are seeking dynamic, innovative and self-motivated professional with a specialization with a specialization in Climate Risk Management. We are expecting the person to contribute to the work on climate risk management including climate-smart agriculture, agricultural insurance, and resilience, for making informed decisions from farm scale to the policy level.

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