Ex-ante evaluation and SEA services

Ex-ante evaluation and SEA services

Period of implementation: 09.2013-12.2014

Country –  Romania and Bulgaria

Beneficiary – Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Călărași for the Romania-Bulgaria border


Overall objective of the ex-ante and SEA is:
• To bring a real added value and improve the quality of the intervention logic of the Programme by giving valuable judgments and recommendations, based on new regulations that correspond to the future Common Strategic Framework 2014 – 2020, taking into account the ex-ante requirements.
• To provide analysis and recommendations from independent experts, separately from the programming planning.
• To improve and enhance the final quality of the Operational Programme.

Overall objective of the SEA is the description, identification and evaluation of likely significant environmental effects of the Programme implementation, to be taken into account when preparing the Programme. SEA will provide decision makers in the EC and partner countries relevant information to assess the challenges and considerations with respect to CBC Romania-Bulgaria 2014-2020.

1. Planning and structuring the evaluation. In this stage the research methodology and tools as well as the work plan will be detailed.
2. Documentation and research for data collection. Relevant data containing quantitative and qualitative information will be collected based on a combination of specific methods: desktop research of documents and monitoring relevant data. The field research consists of interviews with relevant actors. Concerning the SEA, we will organize public debates.
3. Data analysis. The data collected will be analyzed using methods in order to be able to provide suggestions and recommendations relevant for the project objectives.
4. Drawing conclusions and making recommendations. The ex-ante and SEA reports will be presented to the Contracting Authority and revisited following their feed-back.

Country: Romania and Bulgaria

Sectors: Evaluation; Managing EU funds.

Type of Activities: Project and Contract Management; Surveys; Programming; Monitoring and evaluation.


Implementing diverse projects in transition and developing countries and thus contributing to a „better tomorrow“ is our business. We, GOPA Consulting Group, are one of the leading consulting companies in the field of International Cooperation. For more than 50 years we are successfully implementing projects on behalf of national and international institutions, as for example the GIZ, KfW and EU. Topics are manifold and range, among others, from the improvement of education for the young, over measures of climate change adaptation to projects in health and infrastructure. GOPA Group Service GmbH is the internal service provider of GOPA Consulting Group. Our IT Services
team ensures the availability, reliability, security and performance of the whole IT infrastructure for more than 1,800 users worldwide.

With us you will find more than a job:
IT Support Specialist (m/f/d) in the international development cooperation Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt am Main) / Full-time


 Be the first point of contact for any IT related queries and issues (by telephone, remote and onsite)
 Keep records and manage all requests in the ticketing system
 Provide first line support to our users by quick assessment of the nature and urgency of requests, resolving basic technical issues and routing more complex problems to the team responsible for resolution
 Diagnose issues ranging from environmental to software configuration, updates/bug fix and patches to ensure availability and stability
 Assist with user on- and off-boarding process (PC delivery and software installations)
 Manage access rights
 Support the IT workstations (hardware and software, MS Windows 10, Office 2016 and O365, SfB)
 Ensure all documentation is updated and maintained
 Assist with IT purchases (manage orders, delivery dates, complaints)
 Provide on-site IT support, if required; travelling to different locations in Germany and abroad


 Relevant degree in IT or completed vocational training in the IT sector
 Experience in an IT customer support role
 Excellent understanding of Windows platforms, operation systems and servers
 Good knowledge of the operational and support aspects of computer systems, hardware, software and peripheral equipment including but not limited to: Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Active Directory, SCCM, Microsoft Exchange, experience with GPO, Powershell and SharePoint is an asset
 Analytic thinking, ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems
 A high level of personal commitment to task completion, with the ability to prioritize
 Great service orientation
 Good attention to details
 A good team player that uses opportunities for sharing knowledge and encourages others to be responsible for cooperation and open communication
 Very good German and English language skills and intercultural competence


 High emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility
 An international working environment in an exciting, not ordinary sector
 Supportive team spirit, colleagues who enjoy working together, mixing competence with the right amount of humour, and who are looking forward to having you in the team
 Short communication and decision making processes and a living “open doors” culture across all company levels
 The possibility to actively contribute to the future success of your department and develop yourself
 A reliable permanent position
 A wide range of benefits such as job ticket, job bike, gym membership support, VL, etc.