Strengthening the Capacity of the Central Finance and Contracting Unit

Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU)

Period of implementation: 10.2004 – 12.2005

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – Ministry of Public Finance (CFCU and NAC), Ministry of Labor


The general objective of the project is to strengthen CFCU administrative and to develop a sound financial management system, compatible with EU budgetary procedures and regulations, through optimising the management system in place and staff qualifications.


The project has 3 main purposes:

  • To assist the CFCU in setting up an effective management system, including staff training and development of HR strategy and upgrading the commitment to ethical professional conduct;
  • To ensure proper procurement procedures for Phare Programs by improving the overall performance and quality of documents processed by revising and drafting internal procedures manuals for CFCU, NAC and Ministry of Labor and by developing of an IT strategy;
  • Design a MIS.


  • HR assessment and HR strategy development
  • Management and performance assessment of public administration
  • Drafting Code of Conduct for public administration, performance strategy and action plan together with the appropriate monitoring mechanism
  • Training design (TNA, curricula and training materials development) and delivery to decision makers and operational staff of public administration
  • Drafting internal procedures manuals to ensure proper procurement procedures for PHARE Programs in the light of Romania’s movement to EDIS

IT assistance – assessing existing IT systems and developing an IT strategy and framework (IT strategy and MIS).

Country: Romania


Donors - European Commission

Sectors: Managing EU funds

Type of Activities: Project and Contract Management; Training and capacity development; Communication and Events; IT services (software development); 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
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.