Vacancy Programme Manager, PPMO

The programme manager, PPMO is the driving force behind the preparation, execution and evaluation of groundbreaking improvement and development programme in Statia. This officer is assigned to the programme and project management office (PPMO), working on special projects focused on vital areas such as road repair, anti-erosion measures and social housing. Together with the rest of the team, the programme manager will help to shape a sustainable future for Statia.

The PPMO was established by the Statia Government in July 2021 and is responsible for the preparation and implementation of various programmes and projects.  These initiatives are the result of the joint priorities of the Statia Government and the national government. 

PPMO currently executes approximately 35 programmes and projects totalling $130 million on behalf of the various directorates. These programmes and projects include:

  • Repair and replacement of roads
  • Implementation of anti-erosion measures
  • Cliff stabilisation
  • Port renovation and development
  • Masterplan, sports complex
  • Construction and renovation of social housing
  • New secondary school
  • Long-term maintenance plan (MJOP), social real estate
  • Implementation of the nature and environment policy plan


  • Preparing, executing, monitoring and evaluating different programmes and projects based on the vision of Statia, and in collaboration with the departments responsible. The aim is to launch coherent and feasible programmes and projects in the medium term, with clear goals, timelines and the required capacity.  
  • Working closely with project managers and the relevant and departments government employees, ensuring that the design and implementation of the projects and programmes are unambiguous.   
  • Monitoring the progress of projects and programmes and evaluating the intended results and milestones, thereby contributing to the progress report.
  • Supporting the projects and programmes by providing expertise and capacity.
  • Responsibility for risk management of programme and projects.

Specific Requirements:

  • WO working and thinking level.
  • At least 10 years’ experience working with government.
  • Extensive experience in the integrated management and control of complex projects and programmes.
  • Extensive experience in functional management and development of employees.
  • Experience working in organisations that are undergoing change would be an asset.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a political/administrative environment. 
  • Ability to network, negotiate and give advice. 
  • Ability to work well with others. 
  • Development-oriented with a focus on the growth and development of employees.

Terms of employment

This employee will be based in Statia. The position is temporary for a fixed period. 

The salary scaling is equivalent to scale 14 on the salary scale, with a minimum of $6.021.82 and a maximum of $7,437.72 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 test 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 programme manager, PPMO?

Please apply in writing no later than 31 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.