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.


YEP Information Event September 3rd

Interested in employing an enthusiastic motivated young professional on your international project? Join our online YEP Information Event on September 3rd!

Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a YEP Energy position at Hypoport BV South Africa! You can apply until 9 August 2020.

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

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

11 October 2020

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

Sadik Ahnaf Tahmid - YEP Agrofood at Single Spark in Bangladesh

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR


At this moment, almost all YEP positions for batch 21 are completed. However, we are still looking for Dutch candidates for one YEP Energy position at Hypoport South Africa for this YEP batch. New YEP positions for batch 22 will be published on October 28.


Preparatory training

Please note that if you apply for this position, you are required to attend the training weeks, should you be selected for this YEP position in batch #21 which start on 21 September. Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19, the training is adjusted to online sessions which will take place mainly on Wednesdays for a period of about 2 months. A full overview of the application periods and training dates can be found here.



The project position includes a link to the application form, where you also should upload your CV (max. 2 pages) and a motivation letter (1 page). The motivation letter (in English) should explain your motivation for this position, as well as your motivation for joining YEP Programmes.



You can apply for this position until August 9.


YEP Energy Position – Hypoport BV – South Africa, Johannesburg

Position: Business Developer Consultant

Project title: MyFitTest credit scoring Technology

Duration: 2 year(s)


Hypoport BV, part of listed financial technology firm Hypoport AG, is a financial technology firm based in Amsterdam, specialized in providing high-tech software and consultancy services to the financial industry. Our technology solutions (PRoMMiSe®/ MyFitTest®) and consultancy services allows clients to structure and administrate portfolios for structured finance transactions (e.g. ABS, RMBS- or Covered Bond transactions, SME, Micro finance, Consumer loans, Leases, Collateralized funds and whole loans). Hypoport is present in the European, African and Asian market. We are actively involved in numerous fixed-income reform initiatives on both national, and international levels. Over 45 Financial Institutions worldwide use our technology. Our mission is to create more in-depth transparency around collateralized structured finance transactions and (traded) loan portfolios.

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