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


Maria Paula Rincon - YEP Water at aQysta in Colombia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Opita Tarcisius

Where is he now? Project Engineer at Water Mission International, Tanzania
History

Young Expert at ICS driver of development - Tanzania


YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 6

YEP Role

Water Project Coordinator. Being a Young Expert, I am currently working at ICS (Investing in Children and their Society as Project Coordinator in the project  Prepaid for Sustainability – Innovative Prepaid Solutions for Sustainable Water Services in Kishapu District, Tanzania. The project focuses on piloting an innovative, sustainable, prepaid water delivery concept in Maganzo and Masagala, Kishapu district in Shinyanga in Tanzania. The complete water delivery service will be addressed: from source, through delivery with a prepaid meter system, to (social) marketing and maintenance. This will be the first pilot in the country. 
As a project coordinator I will focus on developing, coordinating and monitoring the project, having both an important role in day-to-day coordination and monitoring of the project activities as well as in the strategic development of the project (spin-off opportunities) and go beyond this project timeframe. As project coordinator I have a technical background to be capable of managing also the technical aspects of the project. Think of: developing the water distribution system, water quality assurance, and involving and collaborating with relevant stakeholders, such as the government, EWURA and KASHWASA

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

During my staying at previous companies that I worked for, I have gained knowledge in planning and monitoring of different projects. I have also the knowledge in the designing of water supply schemes, hydraulic structures, water/waste water treatment, infrustructures design, solid waste management, sanitation, and Environmental Impact Assessment and also I have the ability to work with professional / engineering software packages such as AutoCAD 2007/2009/2010, Arch CAD, EPANET2.0, Lips, Stella, QuantumGIS, ArchGIS, MS Project2007, Water design by Excel sheet, which I gained while I was doing my BSc. at Ardhi University Dar es salaam Tanzania.

 

Background

Nationality: Tanzanian
Education: : BSc (Honours) in Water and Sanitation / Environmental Engineering, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

Experience before YEP

January 2015 to May: Site Engineer, Dacady ENTERPRISES Company LTD Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Duties include: supervision and construction of water supply schemes and civil works in Katavi region, supervised setting and construction of water storage tank, intake works and domestic water points. Supervised excavation of pipeline trenches, laying pipes and backfilling, supervision on operation and maintenance of water schemes.

July 2014 to December 2014Assistant District water engineer Mlele District, Katavi, Tanzania
Duties include: design of water supply and sanitation scheme, preparing structure and architectural drawings of water storage tanks, bills of quantities of the water supply and sanitation project, tender document, tendering and evaluating bidders.

Feb 2014 to June 2014: Trainee Engineer, Global Project Limited (GPL) Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Duties include: preparing the architectural and structural drawings of different constructions.

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History


Monday, January 16, 2017
UHURU TORCH SHINES ITS LIGHT ON ICS WATERPROJECT
The Uhuru Torch slightly resembles the Olympic flame. The torch, lighted for the very first time on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1961, is a famous symbol of freedom and light in Tanzania. Every yea...read more

opita

Friday, August 5, 2016
Construction work on going
Construction of water tower is on going , is 9m from the ground now , this is only riser of the tank...read more

Opita

Friday, July 8, 2016
Construction of water tower on going
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Opita