Horizontal Training for Structural Instruments – Romania

Horizontal Training for Structural Instruments – Romania

Period of implementation: 09.2006 – 11.2007

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – Ministry of Public Finance


The main objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional structures at central, regional and local levels in order to achieve upon accession, sound and efficient management of EU Structural Funds, and efficient management of programmes.

The specific objective of the project according to the Terms of Reference is to provide key players within Romanian institutions involved in managing EU Structural Funds (Managing Authorities, Paying Authorities, Intermediate Bodies and Final Beneficiaries at local level) with basic skills and knowledge to program, implement and monitor the programmes and projects.


Component 1: Seminars on project elaboration and implementation under structural instruments

  • Carry out a TNA for Intermediate Bodies (IB) at central and regional level and for Final beneficiaries
  • Selection of participants for the training sessions
  • Developing training materials on project elaboration and implementation under SF&CF
  • Organizing of training sessions for 550 representatives from IBs, FBs and Final Recipients on project elaboration and implementation
  • Organizing coaching activities for 550 representatives from IBs, FBs and Final Recipients on specific SF related themes

Component 2: Specific Training on monitoring

  • Carry out a TNA for staff of the NSRF MA, OP MAs and IBs on different aspects of monitoring
  • Developing training materials on monitoring aspects
  • Organizing training sessions for 50 persons trained on monitoring related issues
  • Study visits organized in MS for 50 representatives of MAs and IBs on monitoring and management aspects
  • Ensuring awareness activities for the 300 members of the Monitoring Committees for NSRF, OPs and CF
  • Ensuring coaching activities for 50 representatives of MAs and IBs received on SF monitoring and related issues

Component 3: Conference on Structural Instruments

  • Organizing a SF Conference for 300 Romanian stakeholders on SF&CF management and implementation
  • Designing a Conference web-site

Country: Romania


Donors - European Commission

Sectors: Communication; Managing EU funds

Type of Activities: Project and Contract Management; Training and capacity development; Communication and Events; Programming.


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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
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 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
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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


 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.