The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
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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.



  • 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

Nationality: Mozambican

  • 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 


  • 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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