Partnerships Officer – Nicosia, Cyprus – CYENS

Position: Full-time employment. Open-term contract. 
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Preferred Start Date: December 2022 or as soon thereafter.
Application Deadline: 2nd of November 2022  
No. of Positions: 1 (One) Officer
About the Position
The Centre is seeking for a Partnerships officer to join its fast-growing team of passionate and enthusiastic professionals.  The job holder will be reporting to the Partnerships Manager.
The Partnerships officer will be responsible for:

  • Identify new business opportunities and report to the Partnership Manager.
  • Uncover ways to add value to the existing Partner’s base and drive additional revenue.
  • Actively follow up on queries from partners and making sure they receive the very best of our service and support under the guidance of the Partnership Manager. 
  • Manage of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
  • Carry out periodic market research and provide feedback to management.
  • Prepare collateral material required by the Partnerships Manager.
  • Assist in developing and managing strategic partnerships.
  • Conduct primary market research as well as desktop research.
  • Collaborate with other members of the CYENS Innovation and Research teams
  • Represent the Centre in workshops, meetings, and industry events.

General qualifications and requirements

  1. University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or Degree of a level equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree) or Diploma or Certificate or other study title or qualifications in Marketing, Business Administration or relevant field.
  2. Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
  3. Strong understanding of the Cypriot SME ecosystem’s dynamics and requirements.
  4. Feel at ease in a goal-oriented environment and endeavor to overcome any obstacles that may prevent targets from being fulfilled. 
  5. Language requirements: Excellent written and oral English and Greek language skills will be required.
  6. Very good analytical skills coupled with attention to detail.  
  7. Dynamic, adaptable, hands-on and results driven.
  8. Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently. 
  9. A team player with an ability to work independently and under pressure. 
  10. High levels of commitment, energy, and drive.
  11. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  12. Experience in EU funded projects will be considered an advantage.
  13. Experience in Public Sector projects will be considered an advantage.


Take advantage of this opportunity for your professional and personal development by being a part of our fast- growing Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence. A very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate according to qualifications and experience.
Application process
For full consideration, interested applicants should submit the following items via the

and mention the position you are applying for: “Application for Partnerships Officer”:
  1. Full CV (including contact details).
  2. Cover letter which clearly states: (a) how you envision your role, (b) how your experience and qualifications match the specific position, and (c) the availability date for full-time employment (d) contact details of two referees. 
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  
In case you previously applied for a post at CYENS CoE, a new application is required.
For general enquiries, applicants may contact the HR Department of CYENS, Centre of Excellence at .
CYENS Centre of Excellence is focusing on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies aiming to empower knowledge and technology transfer in Cyprus and wider region. It is a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus: the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology, and the Open University of Cyprus, the Municipality of Nicosia, and two renowned international partners, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and, the University College London, United Kingdom. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2) under grant agreement No. 739578, as well as from the Cypriot Government, local and international partners, and other sponsors. 
Research in CYENS integrates the Visual Sciences, Human Factors & Design, and Communications & Artificial Intelligence, in a tight synergy that provides a unique interdisciplinary research perspective that emphasizes an “Inspired by Humans, Designed for Humans” philosophy. The Centre conducts excellent, internationally competitive scientific research delivered by 18 high-caliber multidisciplinary research teams. CYENS engages in knowledge transfer and innovation activities aiming to act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation, towards the sustainable fueling of the scientific, technological, and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe. 
CYENS Centre of Excellence is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to everyone, internationally.
All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.


Deadline: 02 November. 2022
Positions: 1
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Type: Full-time employment. Open-term contract.