Lot 11-Compliance Assessment of the MLSSF to Implement PHARE

Lot 11-Compliance Assessment of the MLSSF to Implement PHARE according to EDIS Requirements

Period of implementation: 08.2006 – 11.2006

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – Commission of European Communities


Within the Framework of this project EWC will provide technical assistance to help assess the administrative capacity within the Ministry of Labour, Social Solidarity and Family and related PIUs involved in the management of pre-accession funds in view of transition to EDIS.

The purpose of this contract is to enable the national authorities responsible for the financial management of the Community instrument to determine, following compliance audits, whether the pre-conditions are fulfilled at the MLSSF for formal application for EDIS.


  1. Audit activities
  2. management structure and organization, and in particular:
  • existence of clear and adequate allocation of responsibilities including proper legal basis (in particular Financing Agreements between NAO and PAO, between PAO and PIUs)
  • staff issues
  • information and communication among key players and within the organizations and filing system
  • performance and risk management issues
  • rules governing prevention and reporting of frauds and irregularities
  1. control activities (covering the whole project cycle) including:
  • existence of written procedures (audit trail documents, operational manuals and checklists)
  • adequate separation of functions (in particular between procurement and payment activities)
  • supervision (ex ante control functions: internal checks, financial control, technical verifications)
  1. internal audit in each target institution
  2. procurement rules
  3. commitment by the National Authorizing Officer
  • conditions for fulfilling the commitment by the NAO to bear full financial responsibility and liability for the Funds.
  1. Opinion on the EDIS application file

Country: Romania


Donors - European Union Phare Program

Sectors: Managing EU funds

Type of Activities: Project and Contract Management; Surveys.


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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
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 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
 Analytic thinking, ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems
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 Great service orientation
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 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
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 A reliable permanent position
 A wide range of benefits such as job ticket, job bike, gym membership support, VL, etc.