Management of the Local Government Development and Modernization Fund

Management of the Local Government Development and Modernization Fund

Period of implementation: 11.2007 –12.2008

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – CUPAR (Ministry of Administration and Interior)


The specific objective of this service contract was to support CUPAR and local public administration in the set up, promotion and sound management of the Local Government Development and Modernization Fund. This contributed to the improvement of the capacity of the local public administration to elaborate and implement successful, high quality projects in several fields. This program enhanced the local government capacity to elaborate and implement projects on topics that are important for promoting sustainable local development activities.

The key points of this project were focused on:

  • Professional technical assistance to the CUPAR – for the management of all Fund related activities
  • Specialized training for the local authorities regarding the management of the future ESF and public services.


Component 1: Technical Assistance to the Local Government Development and Modernization Fund; elaboration of the evaluation methodology, performed the evaluation, preparation of grants agreements, designed a database for projects selected, Training Needs Assessment, training related to management of funds, on the job training, workshops for CUPAR, training of the final beneficiaries, designed a monitoring strategy, evaluation of the implemented projects, awareness-design brochure of best practice

Component 2: Training program for CUPAR and the local authorities on the management of ESF and public services: TNA, designed the training strategy and curriculum design, designed training materials, delivered training in ESF, training in public management, evaluation of the training; organized 2 study visits

Country: Romania


Donors - European Commission

Sectors: Evaluation

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