Water Resources and Irrigation Engineer

Posted on:
10 Jul, 2024
Application by:
24 Jul, 2024
Project status:
Tender
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
Country:
Georgia
Workplace:
remote and on-site
Job code:
33989

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 Water Resources and Irrigation Engineer will oversee and contribute to the design, operation, and maintenance of irrigation systems, ensuring efficiency and sustainability. He/she will implement modernization initiatives using digital asset management, measuring, and monitoring tools. He/she will provide expert technical guidance during the irrigation reform process, diagnosing issues and proposing effective solutions.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in civil engineering, water resources engineering, or a related technical field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in irrigation system design, operation, and maintenance
  • Experience in use of modernization of irrigation infrastructure, including digital asset management, measuring and monitoring tools.
  • Experience in providing the technical guidance during the reform process.
  • Strong oral and written English language skills

Application

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 Dagmar.Roehr@gfa-group.de

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