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Education and Training Officer (ref. no. EMME-CARE_ETO_19_18)

Reference Number
EMME-CARE_ETO_19_18
Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centres, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.

The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated professional and have a keen interest in Higher Education and a strong desire to work in a vigorous academic environment and to grow in a role of an academic professional.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Office of Graduate Studies of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) and will carry out activities related to the day-to-day operation of the School’s educational activities within the EMME-CARE project (Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East – Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre).

The successful candidate will contribute in the establishment of the Education & Training Office and its operation at the interface between The CyI Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C), the CyI Graduate School and the Advanced Partners of the EMME-CARE project. This will include monitoring, provision of administrative support in the upgrading of the CyI masters and doctoral programmes, the development of open education resources, training school organization, and the implementation of the EMME-CARE scholarships and student/staff Mobility Programmes.

The candidate will report to the Head of the Office of the Graduate School and the Director of CARE-C.

This position is supported by the EU H2020 project “EMME-CARE” (Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre; TEAMING Grant no. 856612), within which the Cyprus Institute is establishing a “Centre of Excellence” in Climate and Atmosphere research for the EMME region in cooperation with EU Advanced Partners (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany; University of Helsinki in Finland; and CEA in France).

 

Responsibilities

  1. Contribute in the establishment of the EMME-CARE/CARE-C Education & Training Office and support its activities;
  2. Provide administrative support in the upgrading of the CyI masters and doctoral programmes within EMME-CARE and CARE-C;
  3. Contribute in developing and revising various official documents, academic calendar and other related material, ensuring the information on EMME-CARE website and promotional material is accurate and up to date;
  4. Deal with matters related to the admission, guiding perspective applicants through the application process from enquiries to admission;
  5. Keep up-to-date of new recruitment strategies for students, participates in recruitment drives, helps organizing promotional events and outreach activities;
  6. Coordinate with academic staff for deliberation of courses, lectures, workshops, schools etc., related to EMME-CARE and CARE-C;
  7. Assist in leveraging mobility programmes (joint PhD scholarships, ERASMUS+, courses, and schools, with Advanced partners, etc.);
  8. Provide support in the development of new open education resources in Environmental Sciences for Cyprus and the EMME region;
  9. Provide support to the Head of the Office of Graduate Studies in dealing with external relationships and contacts with government and other key stakeholders as well as communications related to academic affairs.
  10. Support the EMME-CARE Management Team in executing routine admin activities
Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  1. Master Degree in any subject
  2. Minimum 2-year experience in a similar activity (Education and Training)
  3. Excellent knowledge and command in English language;
  4. Excellent Office IT skills.
  5. Strong organizational skills and proactive attitude
  6. Ability to multitask and prioritize duties with minimum supervision
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Problem solving
  9. Adjustable and Ability to work in a multicultural (international) environment

 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  1. Post-graduate degree in a subject relevant to the job (Environmental Sciences) is considered a competitive advantage
  2. Excellent knowledge and command in Greek language will be considered as an advantage

 

Application/Contact

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of three referees (including contact information). All documentation should be in English and in PDF Format. For further information, please contact Konstantinos Kleovoulou (k.kleovoulou@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. 

Opening Date
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Closing Date
Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Status
Closed