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

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

Announcement: new deadlines for submitting YEP proposals!

New deadline for submitting YEP proposals: 30 June!!

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 17 and 18):

30 June 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 18 July

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Femke Dekker - YEP Agrofood at Satelligence in Ghana
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Jelmer van der Weide

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Malawi

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 13

YEP Role

The Malawian Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has obtained funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the “MALAWI NRWB WATER EFFICIENCY PROJECT” aimed at sustainable rehabilitating and expanding water services in Mzuzu city and Ekwendeni town.

The role indicated for me during the one year abroad is Programme Officer. A relatively free role within the project. The position is primarily focussed on supporting the key experts and keeping the NRWB’s tactical and operational departments active with respect to the findings and actions given by the key and short-term experts. My professional tasks are:

  • Support of the key experts
  • Support NRWB’s staff in Non-Revenue Water
  • Continuous persuasion of the tactical and operational departments to follow up given actions and findings by the (short-term) experts
  • Facilitate and guide workshops, work sessions and meetings
  • Writing and reviewing of reports considered as output to the EIB and NRWB
  • Data analysis (whether or not statistical)
  • Support in functional specification for procurement(s)

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Facilitation
  • Statistics
  • Non Revenue Water
  • Accounting
  • Chess
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc Civil Engineering (TU Delft), MSc Construction, Management & Engineering (TU Delft)

 

Experience before YEP

2015-2017: Advisor Risk Management, Engineering Office, Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

2014-2015: Graduate Intern, Engineering Office, Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

2011-2014: CFO of real estate foundation, Stichting Sociëteit Sint Jansbrug, Delft

YEP Water

Contact

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Updates


Thursday, December 7, 2017
Projecthouse YEPper Jelmer J.
Hey all! Today I had my first full working day at the office of the Northern Region Water Board in Mzuzu! You could call it introductory, interesting and somewhat explorative. Because I thought it...read more



Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Akvo-rsr Droste-Training
Trainer trains the YEPpers...read more

@fletcher hotel in leidschendam