The University of Aruba is the beneficiary of the EDF-11 project for the establishment of a program for sustainable development in small island states through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The implementing partners for this project are UNDP (infrastructure and facilities) and KU Leuven (program development, teaching, and research). This project consists of the development of programs and facilities for bachelor and master education as well as PhD-research and the establishment of a STEM research center within a three (3) year term. For this project, the University of Aruba is looking for a:


The main responsibilities are: The project manager sits at the heart of this project on behalf of the University of Aruba and will be responsible for a good alignment of processes between the implementing partners and the local stakeholders in order to achieve the project goals. The project manager will be responsible for safeguarding the UA’s interests and will take responsibility for reporting, communication, negotiations, management, and administration of the project.

The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a master’s degree or equivalent and has proven experience in complex project management.
  • Is a team-player that can also work independently.
  • Can demonstrate his/her ambition to contribute to sustainable development.
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Key competencies: accountability, result oriented, leadership, team management, and critical thinking.

The University of Aruba offers: An exciting new opportunity on a three-year term contract with an attractive benefits package including APFA pension, additional health insurance, and a competitive wage.

Interested? Visit our website and submit your application letter and resume before Monday, May 13, 2019, through our career portal by clicking on Solliciteren. If you need further information regarding the position, please contact us at stem@ua.aw. One (or more) job interviews, a medical exam, an assessment test and a certificate of good conduct are in accordance with our rules of application and a standard part of our recruitment and selection procedure.

Candidates with a demonstrated strong affinity for Aruba and the Caribbean and for challenges in small island states are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The University of Aruba (UA) is a modern University offering higher education, research, and social services to Aruba and the surrounding regions. Embedded in the Aruban society, the UA is a model in cultural diversity that represents the make-up of the Aruban culture itself, with students from the Caribbean, European, Latin, Asian, and American family backgrounds. The current four Faculties and the various University Centers strive to contribute to academic discussion, participate in the sustainable development of Aruba, and promote critical open-minded thinking. Providing these services is a critical part of UA’s mission to give back to the Aruban community.