WORK POSITION: The European Union Delegation to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is looking for an Administrative Assistant

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/jordan/27662/administrative-assistant_en

WORK POSITION

The Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) in Nicosia, is currently receiving applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.
The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Administration and Finance Officer to provide support to the work of SeeD in the context of finance, accounting, administration, procurement and human resources. The responsibilities include the following:
Finance and Accounting:
• Support the Chief Financial Officer to prepare journal entries to record all income and expenditure in QuickBooks and file supporting documentation on a regular basis. • Assist other SeeD colleagues in preparing expense reports and other financial docs as needed. • Ensure that all expenses are coded to the correct budget line before they are sent to the Chief Financial Officer. • In coordination with the Chief Operating Officer, review status of relevant expenditures and compare with approved budget. • Support the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer to produce all required donor financial or narrative reports, by collecting relevant information from the research team. • Contribute to the preparation of project related documents, such as cash transfer requests, milestone payment requests, etc. • Manage a petty cash fund as needed for the office. Project Administration, Procurement and Human Resources:
• Collect quotations and bids for approved purchase requests and ensure all required documentation is in place, with the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer. • Handle payments through deposits at bank accounts in Cyprus and through transfers to bank accounts outside of Cyprus • With support from the Chief Operating Officer, and the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer manage personnel and human resources related tasks • Assist the Chief Operational Officer in facilitating the smooth flowing of routine, administrative work with due care for all applicable rules and regulations. • Ensure proper filing of all financial, administrative, procurement and human resources documents.
• Coordinate the provision of logistical support to the research team, including work group meetings, public facilitations, travel abroad, etc. • Assist the research team by ensuring needed supplies are purchased for conferences, events, etc • Other administrative duties as assigned. The contract for this position will be for consultancy services. The duration of the contract will be from 15th June 2017 to 31st October 2017, subject to renewal. The time-effort of the position will be full-time, with fees of 1,000 EUR per month. The duty station of the Administrative Assistant will be Nicosia, Cyprus.
Essential Qualifications
• Degree in Business, Accounting, Secretariat Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, or other relevant field. • Minimum 2 years experience with office and finance administration • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and in either Turkish or Greek. • Good knowledge of common software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat etc.). • Strong commitment to peace, sustainable development and the principles of SeeD. • Strong communication, organization and prioritization skills. • Strong sense of attention to detail, responsibility and thoroughness. The following additional qualifications can be considered an advantage
• Trilingual language skills: Greek, Turkish and English. • Experience working with Inter-communal NGOs in Cyprus. • Knowledge of accounting software (QuickBooks preferably). To apply please submit the following to the email address: christou@seedsofpeace.eu by Tuesday 06th June 2017, 12 noon at the latest:
1. A cover letter explaining how the qualifications are covered
2. A CV
3. Contact details for two referees.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. All interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on Monday 12th June 2017, in Nicosia.
http://www.seedsofpeace.eu/index.php/where-we-work/europe/cyprus

Call for national experts in lifelong guidance and careers education

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.

An expert is needed in each of the 28 EU Member States, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

Applications and supporting documents (CV and other documents demonstrating the suitability) should be sent by 12 May 2017 to: guidance-call@cedefop.europa.eu

You can find all related information and documentation at : http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/call-national-experts-lifelong-guidance-and-careers-education

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS
Unity Fest is pleased to announce an open call for applications for young performers to take the stage on Tuesday, 27th of June 2017 and have the chance to win:
• A €200 voucher for music purchases
• 30% discount on music purchases up to €500.
• Two hours of free band practice for Unity Fest in a studio in Nicosia.
• Promotional support from Unity Fest and a place on our poster!
• Find and fill the application form at www.facebook.com/unityfestcy
• Send a video demo consisting of three songs (15 minutes maximum) to unityfest@outlook.com
Deadline: Tuesday, 18th of May 23:59 GMT +2.
For enquiries: +357 99 386454 or +905338308868

HUMAN LIBRARY

There is a different type of Library amongst us; which is unlike any traditional Library we know. It is ever changing, ever evolving and the books are alive!
What we are referring to is The Human Library. A Library where Humans are the books; and these books tell their life story. Stories which are unconventional; perhaps eccentric; and unusual in the eyes and ears of the reader. Stories which have created stereotypes; and even prejudice due to society’s ignorance towards the subject matter of the books.
Through conversation and discussion, The Human Library aims to break the boundaries and stereotypes created around the story of each book and for the reader to gain a better insight into the narrative; and for them to re-evaluate their own perception of the story after “reading” the book.
The Human Library will be in Larnaca for a second consecutive year on Saturday 13th of May 2017; from 16:30 – 19:30 at the Larnaca Pier next to the Medieval Castle at the end of the Phinikoudes Avenue.
Organizers of this event are Europe Direct Information Center in Larnaca in collaboration with the alternative event planning team – Animi and Human Library Cyprus.
The list of “books” will be announced soon!
Entrance : Free

Call for national experts in lifelong guidance and careers education

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.
An expert is needed in each of the 27 EU Member States, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
Applications and supporting documents (CV and other documents demonstrating the suitability) should be sent by 28 April 2017 cob to the following e-mail: guidance-call@cedefop.europa.eu

http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/call-national-experts-lifelong-guidance-and-careers-education?src=email&freq=weekly

Calls for proposals under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs).

Up to €27.5 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.

Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, may submit their proposals in the areas of
-Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS)
-eIdentification and eSignature
-Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)
-European e-Justice Portal.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 May 2017. This call is the first one under the 2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme. In 2017, CEF Telecom will provide up to a total of €77 million in funding through grants for European Digital Service Infrastructures.

https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/news-events/newsroom/connecting-europe-facility-cef-telecom-over-%E2%82%AC27-million-to-foster-european

Fully-funded PhD studentships in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2017/03/23/fully-funded-phd-studentships-citizenship-civil-society-rule-law/#ixzz4cF2f1xxv

Deadline: 31 March 2017
Open to: anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology
Scholarship: £14,539 per annum
Description
Founded in 2009, CISRUL studies the application of political ideas globally.  The Centre draws on expertise across disciplines to examine how political principles function within and beyond the contemporary West. Concepts such as ‘citizenship’, ‘civil society’, and the ‘rule of law’ are used as often by policy makers as by scholars. Core to CISRUL’s mission is informing academic and public debate on how they are used, and to what effect.
Eligibility
Quality of application – the Centre is looking for world-class applicants, so please make sure you submit the very best application you are capable of;
Closeness of fit to CISRUL’s ongoing debates – please browse this website for detailed information about our interests, which include radical protest, political community, religion and the secular, democracy, constitutionalism, human rights and pluralism;
Closeness of fit to one or more of CISRUL’s core members’ expertise – see CISRUL Faculty Members under Home tab.
Scholarship

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is delighted to offer two PhD studentships to start in September 2017. The studentships will include home/overseas fees and a full stipend of £14,539 per annum.
How to apply?
In order to apply please fill the application: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/pgap/login.php
For more information please visit the official web page:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2017/03/23/fully-funded-phd-studentships-citizenship-civil-society-rule-law/#ixzz4cF2q7VPH

Do you want to study for free anywhere you choose?

Although very few, there are actually international scholarships that allow you to study at any country or just about anywhere. Scholarships funded by global and regional organizations allow you to study at any country or a wide selection of countries. Due its nature, distance learning scholarships allow you to pursue international studies in your own country or wherever you may be.
Global Scholarships for Study in Any Country:
1. Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. The scholarship funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years. The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000 which can fund the following: passport/visa, inoculations, travel expenses, school supplies, tuition, room and board, etc. Generally, the study grants can be carried out in any country where there is a host Rotary club or district.
2. OFID Scholarship Award
OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) offers fully-funded scholarships to qualified applicants who wish to study for a Master’s degree in an accredited University around the world*. The scholarships are worth up to $50,000 and covers the tuition fees, monthly allowance to cover living expenses, accommodation, insurance, books, relocation grants, and travel costs.
3. Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. Generally, the scholar is allowed to choose a reputable University of his/her choice*.

Vacancy for the post of Planning Officer (AD 5) in the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

The closing date for submission of the applications is 19 April 2017 at 13:00h (Brussels time). EASO will disregard any application received after that date and time.

https://www.easo.europa.eu/sites/default/files/Vacancy%20Notice_TA%20AD5%20Planning%20Officer%20EN.pdf