Training on Project Design and Preparation, Monitoring and Assessment and Project Cycle Management

Training on Project Design and Preparation, Monitoring and Assessment and Project Cycle Management in Romania

Period of implementation: 12.2004 – 10.2005

Country –  Romania

Beneficiary – Ministry of Public Finance


The main objective of the project was to support and accelerate Romania’s preparation for accession through the improved preparation and management of programmes financed by EU financial instruments.

The specific objective of the project was to provide key players within the Romanian institutions involved in preparation, implementation and monitoring of EU programmes with basic skills and in-depth knowledge to increase the qualitative output and the effective operation of the institutions they are attached to.


For Component 1: Training on Pre-accession Instruments (PCM-Project Cycle management and PRAG rules)

  • Carry out a complex selection of the participants to participate in each training session
  • Organize and deliver training sessions for 200 civil servants in basic and advanced PCM (SWOT analysis, preparing Phare Project Fiches and Terms of Reference, Logical Frame­work approach, tendering, contracting, monitoring and evaluation etc)
  • Organize and deliver training sessions for 150 civil servants in PRAG rules (supply, service, work, and grant scheme contracts)
  • Establish a core of local trainers established in order to continue the training

For Component 2: Training on Structural Instruments

  • Organize and deliver training sessions for 100 civil servants in Structural Instruments
  • Organize and deliver for 70 civil servants training seminars on programme design and management
  • 70 persons trained within 4 study tours
  • Ensuring individual coaching in Structural Instruments for the personnel from the public administration
  • Design a brochure (booklet) on Structural instruments

For Component 3: Training Mechanism for 2007-2009

  • Identifying the main stakeholders and establish flow of information
  • Analyze the outputs of related previous programs
  • Assessment of the HR capacity

Revise and update the training mechanism developed for the period 2004-2006 and finalize the mechanism for 2007-2009

Country: Romania


Donors - European Commission

Sectors: Managing EU funds

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