YEP

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.

NEWS

Join YEP! Information Events March 26 and March 30

Two events for new organisations: Presentation of YEP Programmes and guidance through YEP's project submission process.

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 20):

1 March 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 23 March

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Jairo Alejandro Angel Escobar - YEP Water at Waterschap De Dommel in Colombia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Cephas Ngazimbi

Young Expert at We Consult - Zambia

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 19

YEP Role

Hydrogeologist at Aquaquest limited, a water supply consultancy company in Zambia. Aquaquest Ltd. – part of the WE Group – is a water supply consultancy active in East and Southern Africa. The company provides professional cost effective assistance to farmers, mining companies and housing projects without access to surface water by providing hydrogeological assessments and geophysical field surveys by supervising borehole drilling, development of sustainable wells and advising on water management and its strategies. My main duties include but are not limited to:

  • Groundwater assessment and monitoring
  • Geophysical field surveys
  • Hydraulic borehole tests
  • Supervision of borehole drilling and development
  • Borehole assessments
  • Analysis of data in QGIS and report writing
  • Team leader

Skills

  • Geophysical surveying
  • Supervising drilling contractors
  • Water system analysis
  • Team player
  • Works well with or without supervision
  • Ready to work under pressure
  • Excellent problem solving skills 
Background

Nationality: Zambian
Education: B.Sc. in Physics and Geology from The University of Zambia

 

Experience before YEP

  • August 2019 - Present: Junior Hydrogeologist at Aquaquest Ltd.(Water consultancy)
  • July 2017 - June 2019: Procurement Officer June at Diverse Supplies Ltd (purchasing and supply chain)
  • February 2019 - June 2019: Exploration Geologist on a regional mapping project with TGCS (Geochemical mapping)
  • June 2018 - November 2018: Exploration Geologist on projects with Vikram Ltd (geochemical sampling)
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