Technical Assistance for the projects financed under the EEA

Technical Assistance for the national contact point for the implementation of the projects financed under the EEA financial mechanism

Period of implementation: 04.2011 – 10.2011

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – Ministry of Public Finance – ACSI and CFCU


The General Objective of the project is to deliver assistance to ACSI and CFCU within the NCP (National Contact Point), according to the EEA Rules and procedures and the national legislation, by delivering independent technical expertise during the implementation period of the projects financed under the EEA Financial Mechanism.


The project’s specific objectives are the following:

  • Development and the strengthening of the administrative and institutional capacity of ACSI and CFCU, for the fulfillment of the responsibilities regarding the management, monitoring, evaluation and control of the funds received through the EEA Mechanism.
  • Preparation of the ACSI and CFCU personnel for the realization of the specific functions, as well as for the preparation of the projects promoters;
  • Consultancy given to the ACSI and CFCU personnel for the efficient administrative, technical and financial management of the EEA Financial Mechanism;
  • Support to the activity of the ACSI and CFCU personnel for the preparation and implementation of the on-the-spot missions of the projects verification.
  • The project’s audit.



  • Elaboration / updating and approval of the internal operational procedures corresponding the EEA Financial Mechanism according to the Beneficiaries requests;
  • Analysis of the training needs of the ACSI and CFCU personnel;
  • Training for the ACSI and CFCU personnel involved within the management of the EEA;
  • The organization of 5 sessions for training / dissemination;
  • Elaboration of a final list with the subjects / themes which will be tackled during the training;
  • Elaboration of the training / dissemination material and its approval by the Beneficiaries;
  • Elaboration of the Program and Plan for the training / dissemination sessions;
  • Approval of the training / dissemination Report;
  • Organization of 4 study visits / experience exchange;
  • Guide for implementation of the contracts financed from the EEA Financial Mechanism.
  • ACTIVITY 2: „On the job” Technical Assistance, including, amongst others, assistance to the ACSI personnel for the improvement of the general coordination activity of the EEA Financial Mechanism; Approval of the Reports regarding the projects monitorization; Approval of the Publicity and Information Plan;

    ACTIVITY 3: Support for the „on the spot” missions, including the elaboration of a risk analysis for the on-going projects, including the risks of irregularities regarding the implementation activity, the expenses reimbursement and the monitoring of the EAA projects implementation and also solutions for preventing those situations;

    ACTIVITY 4: Audit for the projects financed under the EEA Mechanism

      Country: Romania


      Donors - MoU for the Implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism (2004-2009) – 85%; The State Budget - 15%

      Sectors: Managing EU funds

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


      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

      WHY US?

       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.