Training in Project Cycle Management, Procurement and Contracting

Training in Project Cycle Management, Procurement and Contracting of pre-Accession Projects and Management of EU Structural Instruments, ROMANIA

Period of implementation: Dec 2005-November 2006

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – Ministry of Public Finance


The main objective of the project is to support Romania’s efforts to finalize the EU accession process in 2007 through further strengthening of the administration capacity to manage the EU financial assistance.

The specific objective of the project according to the Terms of Reference is to provide key players within the Romanian administration involved in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation the programs supported by the EU with the necessary technical assistance, tools, skills and knowledge in order to increase the qualitative output and effective operation of the institutions they are attached to.


For Component 1: Training of Trainers in Project Cycle Management, procurement and contracting procedures for pre-accession projects and on Structural Instruments management

  • Propose a coordination mechanism between the Training Institutes and MPF
  • Assist NIA, SPF, EIR in adapting their current organization as to appropriately respond to the foreseen role as national training institutes
  • Prepare and implement ToT sessions

For Component 2: Training on Project Cycle Management

  • Organize and deliver Basic and Advanced PCM training for 200 participants

For Component 3: Training in procurement and contracting procedures for pre-accession project

  • Organize and deliver Procurement and Contracting Procedures training for 75 participants

For Component 4: Training on Structural Instruments

  • Organize and deliver training for 150 participants in studies
  • , Project Appraisal and Selection, Financial Management and Control
  • 150 persons trained within study tours in new and old MS
  • Ensuring extensive coaching services on Structural Instruments

Country: Romania


Donors - European Commission

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


 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.