Placing people at the heart of development

Placing people at the heart of development

At GOPA Worldwide Consultants, we understand that behind each development project there is a human story. For this reason, we favour dynamic development cooperation that places beneficiaries at the heart of our work.

Our people-centred approach, based on six core sectors of expertise, ensures that the projects we implement deliver the best possible outcome in terms of socially-inclusive growth and poverty reduction and have a sustainable and measurable impact on peoples’ lives.

We have zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption. We would rather lose a project than engage in corrupt behavior. We take integrity and compliance very seriously, hence anti-fraud and compliance training is compulsory for all our colleagues.
Berthold Averweg
Managing Director of GOPA
My first assignment for GOPA was in 1996 and since then I’ve had 25 contracts for various projects. I really appreciate the work ethics and the professional attitude of the GOPA team, they are a reliable partner. We share the same goal of delivering good results to our clients.
Gerhard Rettenbacher
Team Leader for a GOPA project in Lebanon funded by the European Union
I really appreciate our team’s work atmosphere and the peer learning opportunities we have across functional groups. Peer learning is part of our team culture and we eagerly transfer this concept to the countries we work with, for example, through cascade training and job shadowing.
Simone Goncalves
Senior Project Manager in the Education and Employment Promotion team
What I appreciate about GOPA is the trustful partnership and the confidence they have in my work. I receive help when I need it and together we take responsibility for the project’s results.
Elena Maximenco
Team Leader for a GOPA project in Tajikistan
Prior to joining the team in our headquarters, I worked for GOPA on a GIZ-funded project at the EAC Secretariat in Tanzania. I now have a pleasantly wide perspective on strategic aspects of our projects. I am particularly inspired by the dynamics of working in different countries and on diverse topics
Jesse Mutua
Project Manager in the Governance and Economic Development team
After spending two years in Djibouti, I am currently in Ethiopia on another long-term assignment with GOPA. I work in remote areas and it is important for me that I can communicate freely in a collaborative environment. With GOPA I feel comfortable and supported, which means we can be pro-active in the implementation of project activities.
Massimo Amorosi
Team Leader for a GOPA project in Ethiopia funded by KfW
I’ve been working in GOPA’s RDE team for more than 16 years now, and still appreciate the autonomy and trust we get to design our work freely. I personally like working at the interface between project personnel and our partner countries – and I feel at ease working closely together with highly committed, competent colleagues with whom I also share the same values.
Annette Heinrich
Senior Project Manager in the Rural Development and Environment Team
I have been working with GOPA for 8 years, as a key expert for an EU-financed statistical project in IPA countries. It is a very challenging project with activities and pilot projects in 7 countries. The management processes we have established together with the GOPA team and the great cooperation are the key to our success.
Sabine Lange
Team Leader for a GOPA project in the Balkans
I love the fact that young professionals at GOPA are given opportunities to become involved in decision-making processes, and to be responsible for important tasks. My team at GOPA is a wonderful mixture of international, experienced, dedicated and supportive colleagues. I am happy that my first job in Germany is with this company.
Phuong Nguyen
Project Manager in the Statistics team
I’ve been working for GOPA for 3 years as an M&E expert to provide local expertise in a multicultural team. Though this was my first long-term contract in a project, I have enjoyed the working environment and I am very happy with the results we have achieved so far. The GOPA colleagues are always friendly, even when we are faced with challenging tasks.
André Sibomana
Local Expert for a GOPA project in Rwanda funded by KfW
I am one of the founding members of our competence team and I am happy to see how we have broadened our technical scope and increased the number of clients. We like interacting and entering into dialogue with ministries, donors, NGOs and experts during our missions; and using the results from our expert assignments when developing new technical proposals or backstopping our projects.
Christina Hembrock
Senior Project Manager in the Monitoring and Evaluation team
I have worked with GOPA on environmental policy and nature conservation projects in Macedonia, Croatia, Cyprus and the Caucasus region for more than 15 years. In all the projects, I appreciated the solid technical, financial and procedural support provided by the team at the GOPA head office.
Jernej Stritih
Chief Technical Advisor for a GOPA project in the Caucasus funded by KfW
I have worked with GOPA on environmental policy and nature conservation projects in Macedonia, Croatia, Cyprus and the Caucasus region for more than 15 years. In all the projects, I appreciated the solid technical, financial and procedural support provided by the team at the GOPA head office.
Jernej Stritih
Chief Technical Advisor for a GOPA project in the Caucasus funded by KfW
I’ve been working for GOPA for 3 years as an M&E expert to provide local expertise in a multicultural team. Though this was my first long-term contract in a project, I have enjoyed the working environment and I am very happy with the results we have achieved so far. The GOPA colleagues are always friendly, even when we are faced with challenging tasks.
André Sibomana
Local Expert for a GOPA project in Rwanda funded by KfW
After my trustful collaboration with EPOS in Liberia, I was happy to continue working with them on another project in Sierra Leone on social health insurance and health financing. I appreciate their technical support and personal commitment. We are now embarking together on the next phase of the project in GOPA.
George Otieno
Team Leader for a GOPA project in Sierra Leone funded by GIZ
I am one of the founding members of our competence team and I am happy to see how we have broadened our technical scope and increased the number of clients. We like interacting and entering into dialogue with ministries, donors, NGOs and experts during our missions; and using the results from our expert assignments when developing new technical proposals or backstopping our projects.
Christina Hembrock
Senior Project Manager in the Monitoring and Evaluation team
My background in Gender & Development shapes the way I see projects. I am keen on understanding, streamlining and framing the social and gender aspects of our projects. By addressing these aspects, I help to provide a more holistic approach to each intervention we deliver.
Delia Oros
Consultant in the Health and Social Development team

Work with us

Position
Country
Status
Deadline
Client
Morocco
General Call for Applications
EU
Morocco
General Call for Applications
EU
Morocco
General Call for Applications
EU
Morocco
General Call for Applications
EU
Cameroon
PQ
GIZ
Democratic Republic of the Congo
PQ
KfW
ENI: Southern Neighbourhood countries
PQ
EU
ENI: Southern Neighbourhood countries
PQ
EU
Niger
Tender
KfW
Vietnam
PQ
KfW
Position
Country
Status
Deadline
Client
Worldwide
Framework Contract
EU

News

Kenya: Drought Resilience Programme

We are pleased to announce the start of our “Drought Resilience Programme” in Northern Kenya, a 3-year, KFW-funded project with an overall volume of €21m. This continues our rural development & environment team’s focus on climate change resilience projects already implemented in Northern Ethiopia and Djibouti.

The programme aims to strengthen the drought resilience and climate change adaptive capacities – and inherent food security – of pastoral and agropastoral livelihoods and communities in two northern counties, where nearly 30% of Kenya’s total population resides amidst high levels of poverty.

Frequent droughts recurring at ever-decreasing intervals are leading to a rise in the annual mean temperature, a consequence of climate change. This development has a devastating effect on the production potential, income, willingness to invest and – as a result – the food security of the population. In addition, the lack of water supply and the carrying capacity of rangelands are key development constraints.

Central Asia and the Caucasus: Addressing Health Threats in the Region

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded health security and health systems strengthening project in Central Asia and the Caucasus that our health and social development team is implementing in consortium with SSIL and Mediconsult.

Over the next 15 months, our multidisciplinary team of 7 specialized international experts and 12 national public health experts will provide technical assistance in “Addressing Health Threats in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries and the Caucasus”.

The project will improve regional cooperation for health security and focus on:

Tajikistan: Successfully Working to Reduce Domestic Violence

Since 2008, GOPA has successfully been implementing the “Prevention of Domestic Violence” project in Tajikistan, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Our governance and economic development (GED) project team is keen to share insights and lessons learnt as we near completion of the final phase 10 of the programme. A recent project fact sheet highlights overall project achievements that are contributing towards reducing the acceptance and, consequently, the prevalence of domestic violence in the target regions of Tajikistan.

View the fact sheet here: https://pdv.tj/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Factsheet-Tajikistan_PDV.pdf

 

Ukraine: Regional Development & Peer Learning Support

U-LEAD is one of the largest donor programmes in Ukraine, with a budget of more than €153 million financed by the European Union and its Member States, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Poland and Sweden. U-LEAD’s goal is to contribute to the establishment of multi-level governance that is transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of the population. GIZ, as one of the two implementers, is working towards enhancing the capacities of key stakeholders at national, regional and local levels to implement the regional policy and decentralisation reforms.

Serbia: Supporting evidence-based policy making

We’re helping to enable Serbia’s public administration to offer better quality services to citizens and businesses through implementation of European Union (EU) -funded ‘Public Administration Reform (PAR) Under the Sector Reform Contract’ project which supports implementation of the new legal framework for evidence-based policymaking and strategic planning.

The project has achieved significant progress recently, despite the global coronavirus pandemic, in three of its four components: support to policy making and management process, support for further development of the PAR strategic framework, and support for the implementation of the PAR sector reform contract.

Photo credits: Photos courtesy of Cyrille Berliat© and Getty Images