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SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Ltd is Cyprus’ leader in social entrepreneurship and social innovation. We develop and implement research and educational projects of social impact (particularly in the fields of employment, entrepreneurship, migrant integration and social inclusion) and manage “Hub Nicosia,” a pioneering co-working and educational space.

We are an animal-friendly business where cats like to hang around and be pet. Human-wise, we are a cooperative, friendly, and supportive work environment that rewards self-initiative. We offer a generous remuneration package, including employer’s contribution to a provident fund, and bonus.

 

Due to continuous expansion, there is possibility of fast-paced career advancement.

Interested applicants must submit their CV and a cover letter to careers@synthesis-center.com.

Deadline to apply: 19th of August 2022

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Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

Project Assistant

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing project and administration support. This is an entry-level position and training will be provided to the right candidates.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of EU funded projects

  • Planning and implementing of communication/dissemination activities

  • Carry out office administration tasks as needed
     

Required knowledge, experience, and qualifications:

  • University/college degree

  • Excellent knowledge of both Greek and English languages

  • Attention to detail with commitment to high quality accuracy

  • Excellent computer skills, including very good knowledge of social media
     

Prior experience in an NGO and/or with the Erasmus+ program will be considered an advantage but is not a requirement

Accountant

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing accounting duties and should hold a minimum of 4 years of experience in a similar position.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Handle all accounting and bookkeeping day to day duties

  • Prepare and submit VAT and VIES forms

  • Prepare the payroll, including payment of social insurances and salary payments for all employees on a monthly basis

  • Prepare financial statements for the auditors

  • Create, review, and present project budgets for European-funded projects, analyze financial information to ensure all operations are within budget
     

Required knowledge, experience, and qualifications:

  • An LCCI higher certification or similar

  • Excellent knowledge of both Greek and English languages

  • Experience with accounting software, preferably QuickBooks

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, especially Excel

  • Be able to meet deadlines and prioritize workload and any other duties required by the organization

  • Be self-motivated with the ability to work well under pressure, dynamic and able to take initiative
     

Experience with European-funded projects will be considered an advantage.

Project Officer

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordination of EU-funded projects 

  • Contributing to the writing of Erasmus+ project proposals

  • Report writing (including narrative and financial reporting)

  • Planning and implementing of communication/dissemination activities, including preparation of press releases

  • Implementing other tasks as required by projects

Required knowledge, experience, and qualifications:

  • Experience in the management / implementation of European projects (minimum 1 year)

  • Experience in the development of project proposals

  • Excellent knowledge of both Greek and English languages

  • Attention to detail with commitment to high quality and accuracy  

  • Excellent computer skills, including very good knowledge of social media

  • University studies

  • Excellent communication skills, including social media/multimedia
     

Prior experience in an NGO and/or with the Erasmus+ programme will be considered an advantage.

Project Manager/Researcher 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Write and develop project proposals for European projects (such as Erasmus+, Horizon)

  • Lead research, write papers and research reports

  • Manage / coordinate project activities 

Required knowledge, experience, and qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing skills

  • Experience in the writing of project proposals (minimum 2 years)

  • Experience in the management / implementation of European projects

  • Excellent knowledge of Greek and English languages

  • An established network of NGOs, universities and research institutions, etc.

  • Experience with Erasmus, Horizon or other EU-funded programmes

  • A Master's or PhD degree