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Project Support Assistant – European Asylum Support Office (Kokkinotrimithia (Pournara Camp) and/or Kofinou Camp) Cyprus

MGR Human Resources Ltd, member of MAP S.Platis Group of Companies, is a leading, broad HR Consulting, Training, Recruitment and Temporary Placements Agency. We are looking to hire a Project Support Assistant for the European Asylum Support Office to be based to Kokkinotrimithia (Pournara Camp) and/or Kofinou Camp.

The position

The successful candidate will work on a secondment basis for the awarded contract for the Provision of Interim Services to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). EASO is an EU Regulatory Agency headquartered in Malta whose mandate is to strengthen EU Member States’ practical cooperation on asylum, to support Member States whose asylum systems are under particular pressure and to enhance the implementation of the Common European Asylum System.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected, amongst other, to perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Work under the supervision of EASO Coordinator and contribute to the overall coordination of the EASO operation under the relevant measure of the Operating Plan
  • Provide direct operational support to the Measure Coordinator of the operation (EASO Field Support Officer/Field Coordinator or responsible EASO Officer)
  • Organise the daily planning of operations, scheduling, follow-up daily implementation, provide first reaction and solutions and provide information and feedback to the coordinator of the operation
  • Provide support to the Measure Coordinator in coordinating the teams of asylum experts and interpreters, including day-to day planning, monitoring and coordination of the Asylum Support team, dealing with deployment processes such as deployment reports, etc.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, e.g. the Cypriot authorities, under the supervision of the measure coordinator of the operation;
  • Compile daily and weekly statistics and reports and provide inputs for briefing requests, state of play of operations
  • Provide logistic and administrative support when needed
  • Provide regular analytical and statistical reports of provided services and challenges
  • Support with document management. Keeping records and managing tools and databases (EAIP, expert nominations, deployment overview, etc.)
  • Perform any other tasks in the interest of the service, relevant for the specific profile.

Requirements

  • University degree with proven relevant professional experience of at least 2 years.
  • Good understanding of the Cypriot migration and asylum context; Experience in the field within the migration and asylum context will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) and Greek.
  • Computer literacy, including MS Office applications (Word, Excel), use of internet and web-based applications
  • Very good intercultural/interdisciplinary communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and ability to work as a member of team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in field operations (reception and arrival centres).
  • Flexibility and availability to provide support in other locations where EASO develops its activities.

Remuneration

The position falls in hierarchical Category II and the associated salary is € 20,112.00 gross annually in twelve monthly installments. The position also involves 21 days of annual leave, prorated depending on the employment starting date.

Applications

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy no later than Friday, the 12th of February 2021.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MGR is an equal opportunities employer.


Head of Payments (Nicosia, Cyprus) Cyprus

On behalf of our client, a reputable CySEC Regulated Investment Firm, we are seeking to recruit a Head of Payments to join its fast-growing team in Nicosia.

The Position

The successful candidate will be reporting to the company CEO and CFO and the main duties and responsibilities include, amongst other of:

  • Conducting research to identify new banks and PSPs and recommending new banks and PSPs to the Management according to business needs.
  • Interacting with PSPs and building sound business relationships; able to negotiate terms and conditions with them.
  • Dealing with the onboarding of banks and PSPs.
  • Monitoring bank and PSP fees and ensuring that they are correctly charged according to the relevant agreements.
  • Comparing fees between banks and PSPs, and optimising fee structures; aim to decrease bank and PSP fees.
  • Suggesting and implementing ways to decrease declines from PSPs and to increase approval rates.
  • Handling any issues which may arise with banks and all PSPs.
  • Reconciliating payments received against statements from PSPs and ensuring that the correct amounts are recorded.
  • Monitoring accuracy of fees deduction and rolling reserve from the PSPs.
  • Keeping track of market trends

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in a PSP or Back office position.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the Forex, Binary, and/or Gambling industry.
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in a managerial position.
  • Experience in reconciliation/matching.
  • Strong numerical ability and attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of professionalism and integrity.
  • Excellent command of the Greek and English languages, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent Computer literacy (Microsoft Office applications).

Remuneration

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, according to qualifications and experience.

Applications

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Interested applicants should apply no later than Friday 5th of February 2021.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MGR is an equal opportunity employer


Compliance Officer (Nicosia, Cyprus) Cyprus

On behalf of our client, a reputable CySEC Regulated Investment Firm, we are seeking to recruit a Compliance Officer to join its fast-growing team in Nicosia.

The Position

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Compliance department and the main duties and responsibilities include, amongst other of:

  • Providing assistance in reviewing and updating the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Conducting periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Providing assistance to internal or external auditors in compliance reviews.
  • Preparing management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.
  • Monitoring compliance systems to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Reporting violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.
  • Providing assistance in reviewing the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Keeping informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.
  • Verify that all company and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.
  • Providing support and guidance to the departments of our Company in relation to various regulatory matters.
  • Providing assistance to management for any ad-hoc regulatory requirements.

Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Law or any other related field
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience in a Compliance role within the Forex/Financial Services industry
  • CySEC Advanced Certificate holder
  • CySEC AML Certificate will be considered an advantage
  • Relevant experience with CySEC reporting
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of professionalism and integrity.
  • Excellent command of the Greek and English languages, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent Computer literacy (Microsoft Office applications).

Remuneration

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, according to qualifications and experience.

Applications

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Interested applicants should apply no later than Friday 5th of February 2021.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MGR is an equal opportunity employer


Vulnerability Officer – European Asylum Support Office (Pournara Camp, Nicosia) Cyprus

MGR Human Resources Ltd, member of MAP S.Platis Group of Companies, is a leading, broad HR Consulting, Training, Recruitment and Temporary Placements Agency. We are looking to hire a Vulnerability Officer for the European Asylum Support Office to be based in Pournara Camp, Nicosia.

The position

The successful candidate will work on a secondment basis for the awarded contract for the Provision of Interim Services to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). EASO is an EU Regulatory Agency headquartered in Malta whose mandate is to strengthen EU Member States’ practical cooperation on asylum, to support Member States whose asylum systems are under particular pressure and to enhance the implementation of the Common European Asylum System.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities Under M1

  • Support the Cypriot Asylum Service, in charge of reception centres, with the identification, screening and assessment of vulnerable cases, in close cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. UN, NGO) during the lodging of applications of international protection
  • Support the Cypriot Asylum Service with the referral of vulnerable applicants and coordinate with registration, reception and/or other experts as needed
  • Act as a liaison among all actors involved in the screening and assessment of vulnerable cases during their stay in the reception centre, as appropriate and agreed with the relevant authorities.
  • Establish direct contact with all vulnerable groups in the reception centre
  • Draft documents, templates, minutes and reports related to screening of vulnerable persons.
  • Assist the Cypriot Asylum Service with the preparation of a dedicated safe zone for vulnerable groups in the centre in terms of procedures, guidelines, and information provision
  • Participate in meetings and liaise with internal and external stakeholders under the supervision of the Measure Coordinator/ Field coordinator if needed
  • Liaise with EASO Vulnerability team and contribute from an operational point of view to the development of tools and guidance
  • Provide regular analytical and statistical reports about vulnerable groups identified in the first reception centre
  • Perform any other tasks in the interest of the service, relevant for the specific profile

Responsibilities Under M3

  • Support with the screening, identification, and examination of vulnerable cases, under the coordination of the team leader/-s, measure coordinator and/or the National Authority appointed staff
  • Support preparation the vulnerability interview (methods of interview depending on the vulnerability, questions, issues of concern etc) of each assigned case
  • Coordinate with the Team Leader about the personal and team’s monitoring and productivity in the context of backlog management
  • Act as a liaison among all actors involved in the assessment, handling, and referral of vulnerable cases in the context of the asylum determination procedure
  • Assist for the preparation of relevant workflows, procedures, reports on vulnerability
  • Participate in meetings
  • Draft documents, templates, minutes, and reports
  • Provide regular analytical and statistical reports of provided services and challenges
  • Monitor and provide regular statistical reports on vulnerable cases
  • Contribute towards the ongoing learning and professional development
  • Perform any other tasks in the interest of the service, relevant for the specific profile

Common tasks for both M1 and M3

  • Support with the screening, identification, and examination of vulnerable cases, under the coordination of the team leader/-s, measure coordinator and/or the National Authority appointed staff
  • Support the Cypriot Asylum Service with the referral of vulnerable applicants and coordinate with relevant stakeholders
  • Act as a liaison among all actors involved in the screening and assessment of vulnerable cases, as appropriate and agreed with the relevant authorities
  • Draft documents, templates, minutes and reports related to screening of vulnerable persons.
  • Participate in meetings and liaise with internal and external stakeholders under the supervision of the Measure Coordinator/ Field coordinator if needed
  • Liaise with EASO Vulnerability team and contribute from an operational point of view to the development of tools and guidance
  • Provide regular analytical and statistical reports about vulnerable groups identified in the first reception centre
  • Perform any other tasks in the interest of the service, relevant for the specific profile
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders about monitoring and productivity
  • Support preparation of vulnerability interview / assessment (methods of interview depending on the vulnerability, questions, issues of concern etc) of each assigned case

Requirements

  • University degree in relevant fields (Social sciences, Humanities, Education, Migration) is required
  • Demonstrated previous experience of at least 3 years in working with vulnerable groups, preferably in the context of asylum, migration and reception
  • Very good understanding of the Cypriot asylum, migration and reception context will be considered as an advantage
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required
  • Fluency in Greek (oral and written) is desirable
  • Computer literacy, including MS Office applications (Word, Excel), use of internet and web-based applications
  • Analytical skills and strong ability to work as a team member
  • Very good intercultural/interdisciplinary communication skills

Remuneration

The position falls in hierarchical Category III and the associated salary is €26,904 gross annually in twelve monthly installments. The position also involves 21 days of annual leave, prorated depending on the employment starting date.

Applications

Please express preference in which measure you are interested in (M1 or M3) when applying for the position by adding a note at the Personal Information/Notes section. 

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy no later than Friday 29th of January 2021.

 

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MGR is an equal opportunities employer.

 


Research Officer – European Asylum Support Office (International Protection Administrative Court (IPAC), Nicosia) Cyprus

MGR Human Resources Ltd, member of MAP S.Platis Group of Companies, is a leading, broad HR Consulting, Training, Recruitment and Temporary Placements Agency. We are looking to hire a Research Officer for the European Asylum Support Office to be based to the International Protection Administrative Court (IPAC), Nicosia.

The position

The successful candidate will work on a secondment basis for the awarded contract for the Provision of Interim Services to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). EASO is an EU Regulatory Agency headquartered in Malta whose mandate is to strengthen EU Member States’ practical cooperation on asylum, to support Member States whose asylum systems are under particular pressure and to enhance the implementation of the Common European Asylum System.

Responsibilities

The interim will be seconded under the Cyprus OP and work under the supervision of the IPAC in performing the following tasks:

  • Support the Judges through preparing files and analysing cases brought before them by applicants of international protection
  • Support the Judges in researching information and drafting facts of the case, focusing on Country of Origin Information (COI)
  • Participate in trainings, workshops and meetings
  • Draft documents, templates and reports
  • Perform any other tasks in the interest of the Court, relevant for the specific profile
  • Meeting the targets of the IPAC. Reduction of the backlog of cases at second instance. Setting up an in-house COI database to facilitate their work and avoid duplication of COI and sources
  • The Research Officer will report to the Judge that will be appointed. The latter can evaluate the Officer’s work on the basis of qualitative and quantitative criteria

Requirements

  • University degree in Law, International Relations, International Law, Political or Social Science, Humanities, or a related field from an accredited academic Institution
  • Post-graduate degree on International Law or relevant field will be considered as an advantage
  • Previous legal or research experience in relevant tasks will be considered as an advantage
  • Proven experience in conducting research, including desk based research, related to topics in the field of international protection for various projects, drafting reports, collection of background material
  • Excellent understanding of the Cypriot migration and asylum context
  • Knowledge of the Common European Asylum System
  • Proficient use of English and Greek language (both oral and written)
  • Computer literate, including MS Office applications (Word, Excel), excellent use of internet and particularly web based applications and search engines
  • Ability to deal with first instance decisions, prepare relevant files, presenting facts, researching Country of Origin Information and prioritizing sources will be considered as an advantage

Remuneration

The position falls in hierarchical Category III and the associated salary is €26,904 gross annually in twelve monthly installments. The position also involves 21 days of annual leave, prorated depending on the employment starting date.

Applications

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy no later than the 29th of January 2021.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MGR is an equal opportunities employer.


Project Assistant – Research Programme- European Asylum Support Office (Malta HQ-DARS) Malta

MGR Human Resources Ltd, member of MAP S.Platis Group of Companies, is a leading, broad HR Consulting, Training, Recruitment and Temporary Placements Agency. We are looking to hire a Project Assistant (Research Programme) for the European Asylum Support Office to be based in Malta HQ(DARS).

The position

The successful candidate will work on a secondment basis for the awarded contract for the Provision of Interim Services to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). EASO is an EU Regulatory Agency headquartered in Malta whose mandate is to strengthen EU Member States’ practical cooperation on asylum, to support Member States whose asylum systems are under particular pressure and to enhance the implementation of the Common European Asylum System.

Job description:

  • Assist in analytical activities to understand the root causes of current and future trends in asylum-related migration to the EU+.
  • Contribute to the production, layout and review of research reports, literature reviews and academic papers
  • Support the planning, procurement and contract management of a large-scale survey project
  • To assist in organising meetings and workshops
  • Support the participation in research networks and other collaborations with academic institutions or member state partners
  • Other tasks coordinated by the Research Programme team leader

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education attested by a diploma
  • Good command of the English language (minimum B1 spoken and written)

Minimum Experience:

Some experience in drafting analytical reports and/or quantitative data entry, data collection, analysis or research.

Remuneration

The position falls in hierarchical Category III and the associated salary is €30,453.48 gross annually in twelve monthly installments.

Applications

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy no later than Monday, 25th of January 2021.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MGR is an equal opportunities employer.


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