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.


Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a challenging position in Mali at AgriProFocus! You can apply until 1 October 2017.

Preparatory training course

Training of the 12th batch starts on 2 October 2017

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (14th batch):

1 November 2017

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

Our Young Experts

Opita Tarcisius - YEP Water at ICS driver of development in Tanzania

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


Sep 8, 2017

Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

Again we offer you the chance to apply for one YEP position, in between our application rounds! This time, we are looking for a candidate for AgriProFocus, to work in Mali. You can apply until 1 October 2017. More information can be found on our application page.

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