Vacancy Policy Employee Economy

The Policy Employee, Economy position is unique and the duties are varied. This employee is assigned to the directorate of economy, nature and infrastructure (ENI), which oversees economic development, improvement of infrastructure and the maintenance of public spaces in Statia. The Policy Employee, Economy official is responsible for drafting policy and offering recommendations and advice on policy adjustments. This official is the link between entrepreneurs and stakeholders and will advise on economic affairs, recreation and tourism. 


  • inventorying and analysing economic developments; 
  • providing clear advice to management on ways to improve Statia’s economy; 
  • creating new policies, adapting existing policies where necessary, and conceptualising advisory notes; 
  • contributing to the implementation of economic policies and preparing  progress notes;
  • keeping track of the progress of policy implementation;
  • evaluating bottlenecks and proposing improvements;
  • preparing reports and action plans.

Specific Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in economics;
  • At least three years’ work experience in a similar position;
  • Experience in drafting policies, advisory notes and reports;
  • Good command of Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience working in a Caribbean environment will be an advantage

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • good analytical skills 
  • an enthusiastic and active networker and results-oriented
  • the ability to prepare your own plan and know when and where your help is needed
  • flexible and works seamless with different people   

Terms of employment

This employee will be based in St Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. The position is temporary for a trial period of one year, with the prospect of permanent appointment. 

The salary scaling is equivalent to scale 11 on the salary scale, with a minimum of $3,922.38 and a maximum of $5,101.30 gross monthly, based on a 36-hour work week. This is in accordance with the salary table of the Statia Government dated 1 January 2023. Salary scaling is based on qualification and experience. In addition, this employee will receive a holiday allowance of 8.33% an end-of-year bonus of 8.33% of the annual income.

The successful candidate must provide a certificate of good conduct (VOG) and undergo a medical for inclusion in the pension fund.

For additional information on the primary and secondary terms of employment, see go to the tab, 'job vacancies', then click on 'working in Statia'.

Are you interested in applying for the position of Policy Employee, Economy?

Please apply in writing no later than 13 March 2024, to:.

The Executive Council of the Government of St Eustatius

Attn: Ms. Francisca Gibbs

Unit Manager, Internal Services


More information:

For details of the position, please contact the island secretary, Mrs. Malvern Dijkshoorn – Lopes, at Tel: +599 318 2906, or e-mail:

For information concerning the recruitment and selection process, please contact the department of personnel and organization at or tel: +599 318 2931.