Framework Agreement for the training on the Management of Operational Programmes

Framework Agreement for the training on the Management of Operational Programmes of staff within the structures for coordination, management and control of Structural Instruments

Period of implementation: 06.2013 – 06.2016

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – Ministry of European Funds


The framework contract’s objective is to increase the administrative capacity of the institutions responsible for the efficient management of Structural Instruments.

The specific objectives of the framework contract are to provide knowledge and develop skills to help develop the professional skills of employees of institutions involved in the management of Structural Instruments in Romania, by:

  1. Organizing training programs in Romania

2. Organization study visits to best practice sharing in other EU Member States.

    This contract aims to organize training sessions and study visits to share best practices for staff of management and coordination institutions for structural instruments. The knowledge and skills to be acquired / improved will cover the following areas:

      1. Programming and new regulations for the period 2014-2020;
      2. Management of operational programs, including risk management,
      3. Monitor and report on structural instruments,
      4. Indicators,
      5. Monitoring at project level,
      6. State aid and income generating projects,
      7. Horizontal policies,
      8. Management partnerships,
      9. Technical assistance and closing programs;
      10. Financial Management of N + 2 rule,
      11. The audit, including eligible expenditure
      12. Reimbursement claims processing and payments
      13. Verification of management,
      14. Reporting,
      15. The system audit and operations, and irregularities
      16. Prevention and correction of irregularities;
      17. Management of projects financed by structural instruments;
      18. Management of public procurement;

      19. Other relevant topics seeing the skills and competences of managing structural instruments.

      Country: Romania


      Donors - POAT

      Sectors: Managing EU funds

      Type of Activities: Project and Contract Management; Training and capacity development; Communication and Events; Procurement; Design, FS, CBA,FA etc; Legal support; State aid; Programming.


      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
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       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
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       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
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       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

      WHY US?

       High emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility
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       A wide range of benefits such as job ticket, job bike, gym membership support, VL, etc.