NEW FULL-TIME POSITION WITHIN GRANTXPERT CONSULTING: PROJECT MANAGER AND PROPOSAL WRITER

NEW FULL-TIME POSITION WITHIN GRANTXPERT CONSULTING: PROJECT MANAGER AND PROPOSAL WRITER

GrantXpert Consulting (www.grantxpert.eu) is a leading consulting firm in Cyprus within the area of national and European funding programmes. The company has been operating successfully in the Cypriot and EU market for the past 11 years and it has managed to create a strong brand name, based on the expertise, professionalism and strong culture of its team of experts. Our company has assisted a number of Cypriot and EU universities, research organisations, start-ups, innovative companies, SMEs and other organisations to utilise more than 20mln in national and EU funds since 2009.

The company employs a number of expert business consultants, with long-term experience in the submission of proposals and in the implementation of projects. GrantXpert Consulting has established a track record for successful applications to a number of European programmes, as each employee specialises in specific funding opportunities.

GrantXpert is currently growing fast and is looking for an experienced and hard-working professional to join the team. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered to the new professional to be hired. Our team works both from the office and remotely from home and thus we offer flexible work style arrangements.

Description of the Role:

A full-time position is open for an experienced Project Manager and Grant Writer. The candidate for this position will work as core team member of the European Funding Programmes Unit. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to actively participate in the sound project management of large EU-funded projects and to contribute to the development of new proposals, on behalf of the company and its clients. Also the new executive will lead or assist in the planning, implementation and introduction of innovative products/services or new educational courses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle the preparation and submission of new proposals, written in Greek or in English and submitted under structural funds and/or European funding programmes.
  • Ensure the successful submission of new proposals, taking into consideration the evaluation criteria of each programme.
  • Interact regularly with existing or potential clients to determine their needs and to develop strategic plans for effectively securing new funds on behalf of these clients from national and EU funding programmes.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and represent clients' needs as appropriate to relevant national and EU authorities. Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes accordingly when it comes to the preparation of new proposals or the implementation of existing projects.
  • Present oral and written reports, defining plans, problems and resolutions to appropriate levels of management of the company.
  • Coordinate project documentation, according to the needs of each programme.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and conduct training sessions and research studies, in relation to the project that this executive will be in charge of.
  • Handle the design, production and distribution of dissemination material for the projects that this executive will be in charge of.
  • Handle the update of social media accounts for the projects that this executive will be in charge of.
  • Remind partners at national and EU level about upcoming deadlines and documentation that needs to be kept at partner level, for the projects that this executive will be in charge of.
  • Coordinate meetings, phone conferences, minutes and presentations for multiple projects that this executive will be in charge of.
  • Participate in coordination/partners’ meetings in Cyprus and other EU countries in relation to the projects that the executive will be coordinating.
  • Work closely with the Finance Department of the company, in order to secure the smooth administrative and financial management of ongoing projects, on behalf of the company and its clients.
  • Undertake any other duties or training and development, consistent with the person’s skills and experience and appropriate to the post, as directed by the Managing Director of GrantXpert.

Desired Professional Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD degree, preferably in the areas of Education, ICT/Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business/Management, Economics, Energy, Environment and Health.
  • 5 years directly related work experience. Demonstrated professional experience in a supervisory or project management position, preferably with international/EU experience. It is preferred that the person has previous practical/professional knowledge in relation to the structural funds of the Research and Innovation Foundation and the European funding programmes of Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020.
  • Excellent academic writing skills in English and Greek.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in both English and Greek.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office knowledge.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent English and Greek communication skills (Verbal and Written)
  • Organisational skills.
  • Proactiveness and ability to take initiatives.
  • Critical thinking & problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to handle pressure and stress effectively.
  • Able to work independently to complete assigned tasks/projects.
  • Highly organised, with attention to detail.
  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge in a variety of areas.
  • Hard-working, goal-oriented and highly motivated.
  • Ability to meet deadlines effectively and to handle multiple priorities concurrently.
  • Willingness to travel to other EU countries as part of the monthly tasks of the specific role.
Due to the nature of the work, it is a requirement that the selected person will be able to deliver independently within the first two months of their hiring. Extensive training will be offered to the successful candidate.

Please submit your CV accompanied by a cover letter through email to Mrs. Elena Stylianou, at admin@grantxpert.eu, by the 27th of July 2020 the latest.

Selected candidates will be contacted for a first interview during August/September 2020. Candidates not fitting the profile above or out of deadline will not be considered.

Publication Date: 06/07/2020