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Social Enterprise Network Technical Officer

Mexico (Mexico)

  • Organization: CIMMYT - International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  • Location: Mexico (Mexico)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Closing Date:

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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information:

CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for the position of Social Enterprise Network Technical Officer to work in Knowledge Management Unit (KMU).

The position is based at CIMMYT’s campus in Texcoco, State of Mexico, located 45 km northeast of Mexico City, Mexico.

Specific duties:

  • Manage the Web environment architecture, modifications, deployments and migrations.
  • Provide strategic planning for Web architecture to address growth, business needs, and security compliance.
  • Ensure security of Web environment by performing analysis and configuration to meet Institutional Security standards.
  • Support Web application and environment administration, management and monitoring to ensure maximum performance and uptime.
  • Perform requirements gathering, business analysis tasks, and managing migration requirements from stakeholders.
  • Development, design and implementation of content management best practices for the CIMMYT Intranet and other platforms.
  • Implement and execute quality assurance of deliverables, including migration tasks.
  • Demonstrate and provide training to business users of functionalities, services, and applications of Microsoft products.
  • Assist the team in resource management, task identification and scheduling, as well as identifying, recording and communicating with clients and partners.
  • Resolve complex technical issues through collaboration with developers, network, database support and research staff.
  • Review, suggest and implement improvements on the existing SP2013 setup and development environment. Create system documentation and training materials.
  • Improve the use and uptake of Sharepoint and Office 365 tools as a collaboration workspace for teams and partners.
  • Recommend infrastructure, systems and technical modifications as required.
  • Produce reports on achievements.
  • Compile high quality technical documentation for all aspects of deployments.
  • Other tasks as requested by the supervisor.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, and/or Engineering or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of overall IT experience in a similar context.
  • Practical experience with O365 and SharePoint administration including setup, configuration, monitoring, and quality assurance testing.
  • At least 2 years of experience in migrating, administering, and monitoring applications on premise and in the cloud with Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or similar tools as an administrator.
  • Advanced knowledge of SharePoint Online and Office 365 product line.
  • Know how in managing cloud migration efforts.
  • Experience with business system implementation in some or all of the following:
    • Systems analysis
    • Project management
    • Application design and implementation
    • Systems architecture
    • Business analysis
    • Experience with SharePoint Development support, application development
    • Experience with O365 Tools (Teams, Delve, Forms, etc.) support, application development
    • Experience leading and organizing multiple complex projects across departments
  • Regularly requires a combination of mental abilities such as probing, analysis, flexible and original thinking as well as creativity.
  • Intermediate level of the English language (English test will be administered; candidate must score a minimum of B2 as per CEFR).
  • The candidate must exhibit sense of urgency and commitment to his responsibilities and deadlines.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Achievement orientation, Teamwork, Innovation and creativity, Multi-cultural Awareness / Sensitivity, Pro-Activity and Problem-solving.

CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package and support for continuous professional development. In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days), vacation premium (56%), life and medical insurance, supermarket coupons, savings fund, social Mexican benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).

Candidates must apply online to M19159 Social Enterprise Network Technical Officer. Screening and follow up will begin on Thursday, July 4, 2019. For more information on the recruitment process, please contact Karen Luna (

Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Foreign national candidates must have legal documents to work in Mexico.

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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