YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Water & Agrofood sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

NEWS

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Marjolijn Hekelaar - YEP Agrofood at Cocoanect in Ghana
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Application

YEP Phase I ends by half 2019. We are hoping that YEP Phase II will kick-off in May-June 2019. In this case, we are expecting to publish new YEP positions in Spring 2019. We will announce new deadlines as soon as possible on our website!

 

Usually, there are at least two application rounds for potential Dutch Young Experts every year. These rounds are only open for Dutch Young Experts, local Young Experts are selected through the selection process of the specific companies. New project positions will be published on this page, with a link to the application form. It will then also be possible to send an open application. After the selection process you might be suggested to companies for a specific project. Otherwise you will be added to the pool of potential candidates, which means you have passed the selection process and you might be suggested for future project proposals.

 

Below you will find 4 examples of vacancies, which have already been filled. They paint an image of potential future vacancies:

 

  1. Connect International, Malawi - increase access to reliable and safe water and sanitation
  2. VDS Acampo, Rwanda - contribute to food security by introducing technologies, inputs and expertise that are adapted to local circumstances
  3. Vitens Evides International, Vietnam - (junior) expert/assistant project manager within the Climate Change and Water Supply in the Mekong Delta Project
  4. Red Cross, Philippines - Reduction of Child Mortality Due to Diarrhea