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


Sijmen Weesie - YEP Water at Safi Sana in Ghana
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Joao Francisco de Araujo

Young Expert at DADTCO - Mozambique

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

YEP Role

I am a Supply Chain Coordinator. My tasks are:

  • building relationship with supplying farmers, Ngo’s and local governments. 
  • training and supervision of supply chain, agronomists and registration team
  • planning and coordination of root supplies
  • supervising field work
  • responsible for awareness campaigns and farmer’s level as well as district level.
  • identification of cassava growing areas in collaboration with other agricultural organizations
  • planning and logistics for roots supply according to customer demand
  • weekly meetings with supply chain staff

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Experience with working with farmers
  • Planning & monitoring skills
  • Able to read/write/speak English
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet and Statistical Software: SPSS
  • Experience with mobilising farmers
  • Training skills
  • Database Management
  • Able to motivate others and gain commitment
  • Good explainer
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in the areas of agriculture 
  • Monitoring and evaluation and negotiations skills
  • Ability to work in a team and in any work environment
  • Initiative and dynamism
  • Good communication skills
  • Competence to build a favorable working environment
  • Tolerant and open to learn
Background

Nationality: Mozambican
Education: 

  • 2018 – Course of seed processing, storage and commercialization in University of Nairobi
  • 2014 – Bachelor degree in Eduardo Mondlane University
  • 2009 – Middle School at Secondary school “29 de Setembro” Maxixe

Experience before YEP

09/01/2017 – 12/30/2018– Technoserve - NGO (Agronomic Consultant) 

Location: Mozambique - Manica province 

Cropscommon beans, maize, soybeans and sesame

 

04/14/2017 – 08/31/2018 – Companhia de Zembe – Seed Company (Agronomist)

LocationMozambique - Manica province

CropsMaize, common beans, soybeans and sesame, Cowpea 

Tasks:

  • responsible for processing and commercialization of seeds and soil analysis;
  • assembly of multiplication fields of hybrid maize SP1
  • documentation and dissemination of good practices and innovations during the production
  • create strategies of marketing
  • organise monthly budget
  • technical assistance to the multiplication plots
  • development of alliances between buyers of seeds and producers
  • analysis of micro and macro-nutrients in the soil
  • solve logistical problems inherent to the activities developed in the field and in the processing of seeds
  • organise statistical information on the activities carried out in the company
  • preparation of monthly reports
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Contact

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