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.


New YEP positions online!

It's now possible to apply for several YEP positions!

“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Preparatory training course

Training of the 15th batch starts on 17 September 2018

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):

15 October 2018

Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Maumo Mubila - YEP Agrofood at AgriProFocus in Zambia

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR


May 15, 2018

New YEP positions online!

YEP Programmes is looking for candidates for YEP positions! At this moment, there are eight new Young Expert Programmes (YEP) job opportunities in the water and/or agrofood sectors available. The current vacancies in Myanmar, Mali, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines and Zimbabweare open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions is open until May 27, 2018.


In case your profile doesn’t match one of the positions, you can also submit an open application (until May 27, as well).


More specific job details and information on the application and selection procedure are available at the application page.


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