Institutional Reform Specialist

Posted on:
10 Jul, 2024
Application by:
24 Jul, 2024
Project status:
Project title:
Georgia Resilient Agriculture, Irrigation and Land Project (GRAIL)
Period of project:
October 2024 - September 2026
Duration of assignment:
part-time assignment during project period
remote and on-site
Job code:

Project description

The overall objective of this project is to provide intensive support to the Georgian government through GA (Georgian Amelioration) change-management team in the rollout of the organizational reform actions.
Therefore, this project aims to to: (a) improve irrigation, and drainage services, and agricultural production in project areas, and (b) strengthen national irrigation and land management institutional capacity for climate resilient planning. 
In partnership with World Bank, Georgia, government continues to make major investments in irrigation modernization and a quantum leap in institutional development is needed to achieve acceptable service delivery and motivate the recovery of operational costs from farmers.
The primary project beneficiaries comprise individual farmers, fish farms, hydropower plants, technical water user enterprises across five-targeted irrigation schemes, and one drainage massif, and related regions. Overall, the rural population will benefit from enhanced services provided by land management, irrigation services, and agricultural support. In the public sector, the project will support institutional strengthening of public agencies.

Job description

The proposed Institutional Reform Specialist will design and implement institutional reforms in the water sector, applying best practices in irrigation management and providing expertise in organizational building, change management, project planning, and task allocation. He/she will prepare and implement tailored reform action plans, collaborate with team members and stakeholders for successful implementation, and communicate effectively with detailed reports in English.


  • A master's or advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., in public policy, organizational development, etc.)
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in designing and implementing institutional reforms in the water sector
  • Experience in institutional development and/or management expertise with an emphasis on organizational building, change-management, project planning and task allocation
  • Experience in best practices in irrigation management reform
  • Experience in preparation and implementation of reform action plans tailored to the specific needs of the assignment
  • Similar experience in the region
  • Strong oral and written English language skills


At GFA Consulting Group, we embrace the strength that comes from diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where your unique skills and perspectives are celebrated. We look forward to hiring new colleagues who identify with this appreciation of diversity. We welcome applicants irrespective of their gender, nationality, ethnicity, social origin, religion and beliefs, disability and chronic disease, age and sexual identity. Your skills and motivation are our only decision factor! We would like to encourage you to apply and bring your talents, skills and personal life experiences to enrich and advance our joint endeavours. We look forward to getting to know you!

If the requirements match your profile, we are looking forward to receiving your application including CV by clicking on the APPLY button. If you have further questions, please send an email to Ms Dagmar Röhr.


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  Dagmar Roehr

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