Ia Gabunia

Program Manager of SAL Caucasus


Mrs. Gabunia is a Program Coordinator at Knowledge Management Group for the School of American Law Program (SAL) established by Chicago-Kent College of Law in the region. Ia Gabunia’s core responsibilities focus on providing administrative support to SAL Georgia program, including logistics, correspondence, communication, liaison and problem solving for the day-to-day operations. She is key contact person supporting SAL Georgia students and professors, managing communication and facilitation smooth operations of educational process.

Ia’s professional experience counts more than 13 years in management and coordination of programs both with civil society organizations and private sector.  During this period she extensively worked with various types of organizations. Since 2005 Ia leads Civil Society Enhancement (CSD) and Economic Development programs (ED) at Civil Society Institute (CSI).  She is in charge of all program management related issues, ensuring quality performance and project management standards. Within the program boundaries she is responsible for ensuring personnel management, crafting operational action plans, supervising implementation phase, meeting deadlines and project alignment,  monitoring project outcomes;  On the operational side, she is in charge of market analysis and market linkages issues.  It is almost three years Ia successfully cooperates with   ARC - Applied Research Company, the local research company as a freelance Consultant in HR & General Management field. Prior to (1999-2005) she worked as administrative manager for Constanta foundation, a local Microfinance institution.

Ia’s practical experience, which she gain by working trough different organizations and projects is supported with solid academic background. Mrs. Gabunia holds professional degrees from Free University of Tbilisi, ESM Business School - MBA and the State Institute of Foreign Languages and Culture, Department of English Language & Literature, diploma with honour. Mrs. Gabunia has undertaken additional studies in Result Based Management and Evaluation, Result Oriented PME, HICD Performance Assessment Methodology, HR Management and etc.

Theoretical background and practical experience achieved while her professional career helped Ia to develop in result oriented professional.