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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.

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

EU Project Manager – Senior-level position

Are you an experienced EU Project Manager? Are you looking to really elevate your career within a pioneering and fast-growing organization?

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage EU funded projects (such as Erasmus+, Amif, Horizon).

  • Develop project proposals

  • Lead a team of junior project officers

  • Assist and guide junior project officers; be available to review their work; inspire, coach, and mentor them  

  • Travel abroad to attend meetings and conferences

  • Network and promote the work of the Center in Cyprus and abroad

  • Work closely with the management in reaching the Center’s objectives

Required knowledge, experience, and qualifications:

  • Proven track record in the management of EU-funded projects, including budgeting

  • Strong research and writing skills

  • Able to coach and empower team

  • Exceptional interpersonal abilities

  • Strong organizational and management abilities

  • Enthusiastic character with excellent teamwork abilities

  • Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

  • Hard working, goal oriented, and adaptable

  • Able to travel at short notice

  • Ambitious and passionate

  • Master's degree in any field (preferably in Environmental studies, IT, Humanities or Business-related fields)
     

If you qualify, please submit your CV and a cover letter to careers@synthesis-center.com by August 31st.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

 

 

EU Financial Manager

Are you an experienced EU Financial Manager? Are you looking to really elevate your career within a pioneering and fast-growing organization? We offer a starting salary of €2,200 – €2,800 + benefits, a career path to a top management position and company co-ownership. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Creates, reviews, and presents project budgets for European-funded projects

  • Analyzes financial information to ensure all operations are within budget

  • Handles all accounting and bookkeeping day to day duties

  • Prepares and submit VAT and VIES forms

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

  • Prepares financial statements for the auditors

  • Creates and manages a time-recording system for all staff working on projects

Required knowledge, experience, and qualifications:

  • Preferably 3 years of experience with the accounting / reporting of European-funded projects

  • An LCCI higher certification or similar qualification

  • Experience with accounting software, preferably QuickBooks

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, especially Excel

  • Excellent knowledge of both Greek and English languages

  • Strong organizational and management abilities

  • Enthusiastic character with excellent teamwork abilities

  • Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

  • Hard working and goal oriented
     

If you qualify, please submit your CV and a cover letter to careers@synthesis-center.com by September 2nd.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Project Officer Junior

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.

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.

*Position closed.