The government of Sint Maarten is looking for professionals who want to make an active contribution to the development of the country. In particular, the Department of Justice is looking for a:

Legal Policy Officer

for the Judicial Affairs Department of the Ministry of Justice

Who are we?

The Ministry of Justice’s objective is to create preconditions for the maintenance of security, order and
tranquility, and the safeguarding of law within society. In addition to the minister and her cabinet, the main structure of the ministry is formed by the secretary general and her staff bureau, the Judicial Affairs Department and the following Executive Organizations: the Sint Maarten Police Force, the Prison Service, the Immigration and Border Protection Service, the National Detectives Service (Landsrecherche), the Customs and the Financial Intelligence Unit. The Coast Guard, the Prosecutor General and the Public Prosecutor’s Office also serve other countries within the Kingdom and are regulated by so-called Consensus Kingdom Laws.

The Judicial Affairs Department provides legal and policy support to the Ministry of Justice. It is a Department with a wide range of tasks and work area. This Department is responsible for developing, adjusting, monitoring and implementing the policy regarding the activities of the above-mentioned Executive Organizations and the other chain partners of the ministry. In addition, the Department is responsible for preparing, implementing and managing national laws and regulations in the field of criminal (procedural) law, civil (procedural) law and administrative (procedural) law. The Department is also responsible for monitoring the quality of law enforcement and judicial complaints handling, the police and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, detention care, the probation service, victim care and judicial youth protection.

The function

As a legal policy officer you will have many responsibilities, you will have a diverse range of tasks, consisting of, among other things the following work areas.
– You develop tools and procedures for the implementation of policy and provide information;
– You advise on the implementation aspects of policy intentions and solving bottlenecks in the relevant policy area;
– You monitor and supervise the implementation of policy (plans and activities) and change processes and advise on adjustments thereof;
– You monitor and assess policy implementation on the basis of accountability reports;
– You draft terms of references, financing requests, specifications, action plans, etc.;
– You draft regulations, implementation decrees, permits and subsidy allocations;
– You also contribute to the development and implementation of policy for the various sub-areas of the
ministry and in this way contribute to strengthening the rule of law.

Job requirements

You have completed a university degree in law and you are a driven and flexible colleague with broad legal knowledge and at least 5 years of work experience in the field of legal policy development. Experience within the justice domain is an advantage. You are analytical, conceptual and creative and you have a clear and convincing communication style, both verbally and in writing. You have a proactive, flexible, constructive and collegial working attitude and you seek collaboration. You have an eye for the political, administrative and policy environment in which you function.

The offer

In principle, this concerns an appointment for three years with the prospect of a permanent appointment. The salary depends on knowledge and experience and is at the level of maximum scale 11. (8.662.00). If you live outside Sint Maarten, the costs associated with the relocation will be reimbursed in accordance with the applicable policy.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae with a motivation letter addressed to the Attorney General, Ms. Anna E. Richardson, by email to Ms. Myrna Lynch, [email protected] before May 31, 2022. and for further information on the position, please contact Ms. Lynch aforementioned at telephone number 1-721-542-0007/542-0065 or at the email address provided.