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

Apply now: new YEP positions online!

We are looking for Dutch candidates for 5 YEP positions.

Introduction video YEP

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

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!

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


Aboubacar Diallo - YEP Water at Wereld Waternet in Mali
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Application

Here you will find the newest YEP-positions, for which you can apply until July 24th, 13:00h. These positions are only open for Dutch Young Experts, local Young Experts are selected through the selection process of the specific companies.

 

Please read the following information carefully before submitting your application

 

Please note that if you apply in this round, you are required to attend the training weeks should you be selected for a YEP position. Therefore, remember to only apply if you are able to attend the training weeks. You might be selected for the training weeks in batch #17 from 16 September - 4 October 2019. A full overview of the application periods and training dates for 2019 can be found here.

 

Application and selection process

The project positions include 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 should explain your motivation for this position, as well as your motivation for joining YEP Programmes.

 

Speeddate session

After the initial selection based on your CV and motivation letter, you might be invited to the speeddate session in the morning of 2 August, so save this date. After the speeddate session you might be presented to organisations for a specific project, be added to the YEP pool of potential Young Experts, or not admitted to YEP. If you are presented to an organisation, and they choose another Young Expert, you will usually be added to the pool of potential Young Experts. This means you have passed the selection process and you might be matched with future YEP positions. It is important to note that the Programme bureau cannot guarantee a position in the YEP Programmes once you are included in the candidate pool: this depends on the projects available and whether they fit your profile and preferences. Therefore, a proactive attitude towards securing a YEP position is encouraged.

 

Open applications

We prefer receiving your application for a suitable project position: this gives you the best change to be matched with a YEP position. However, in case the current project positions don't match your CV, you can send an open application (until the closing deadline). For an open application we also require your CV and motivation letter.  In this case, the motivation letter explains your motivation for joining YEP. Please be as detailed as possible during your application, so include any preferences for, and previous experiences in countries, as well as any language skills.

 

After a first selection on CV and motivation letter, you might be invited to the speeddate sessions as well (see ‘speeddate session’ above). Please note however, that candidates applying for specific project positions will get priority, and there is a chance the speeddate sessions will already be filled with these applications.

 

Current vacancies

Below you will find the current vacancies for which you can apply (Dutch nationals only!):

 

YEP AGROFOOD POSITION Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR – Food System Resilience Officer – Kenya, Nairobi

Country: Kenya, Nairobi

Project Title: Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme (FNS-REPRO): Building food system resilience in protracted crises

Duration: 2 years


Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That’s our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

Read more “YEP AGROFOOD POSITION Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR – Food System Resilience Officer – Kenya, Nairobi”

YEP WATER POSITION MDF Training & Consultancy BV – Trainer and Consultant – Bangladesh, Dhaka

Country: Bangladesh, Dhaka

Project Title: Capacity Strengthening and skills development in the private, public and civil society’s water and agricultural sectors

Duration: 2 years


In Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, MDF Bangladesh has started its operation in 2014. With the unique and quality training and consultancy services, MDF has been supporting water and sanitation, food security and other sectors to achieve sustainable social impact. MDF is very much interested to further build onto the water and agrofood sectors in Bangladesh

Read more “YEP WATER POSITION MDF Training & Consultancy BV – Trainer and Consultant – Bangladesh, Dhaka”

YEP WATER POSITION EUROCONSULT MOTT MACDONALD – Assistant Project Manager/Water and Sanitation Expert – Egypt, Cairo

Location: Egypt, Cairo

Project title: Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Programme

Duration: 2 year(s)


Do you want to join a team committed to improving people’s lives? Do you approach problems from a fresh perspective, finding creative solutions to support the delivery of programmes in some of the most challenging places in the world?

Read more “YEP WATER POSITION EUROCONSULT MOTT MACDONALD – Assistant Project Manager/Water and Sanitation Expert – Egypt, Cairo”

YEP AGROFOOD POSITION MACAMPO BV – Business Developer – Ghana, Accra

Location: Ghana, Accra

Project title: Holland Greentech Ghana

Duration: 2 years


MACAMPO / Holland Greentech (HGT) Ghana is looking for a business developer based in Accra. Due to the upcoming population growth in Ghana, growing urbanisation, economic growth and increasing middle-class incomes, availability of safe and attractive vegetables is key to prevent hunger & malnutrition coming decades. Also, farmers increasingly recognize the potential of vegetable growing as a business but a horticultural gap in knowledge and availability of quality inputs is a constraining factor in Ghana. Also the general experience in vegetable production and existing climatic conditions (hot and humid climate) creates a need for improved inputs and services. Additionally, weather patterns are changing drastically due to climate change. Sustainable agriculture, including irrigation, and food systems are key. Therefore, needs and opportunities exist for modernization of horticulture.

Read more “YEP AGROFOOD POSITION MACAMPO BV – Business Developer – Ghana, Accra”

YEP AGROFOOD POSITION Orgaworld Asia BV – Sales and Marketing Engineer – Myanmar, Yangon

Country: Myanmar, Yangon

Project Title: Transforming Agriculture in Asia.

Duration: 2 years


Orgaworld Asia is growing rapidly. Market demand for its products is booming, and its product line is rapidly expanding. This pioneering company is revolutionizing the agricultural sector in Asia. Through smart innovation, technology, and a bold and direct marketing and sales approach, Orgaworld Asia is turning markets upside down.

Read more “YEP AGROFOOD POSITION Orgaworld Asia BV – Sales and Marketing Engineer – Myanmar, Yangon”

YEP Water and Agrofood – Open Application – Den Haag

With an open application, you can apply for a position in the candidate pool of the Young Expert Programmes Water and Agrofood. For an open application we also require your CV and motivation letter. In this case, the motivation letter explains your motivation for joining YEP. Please be as detailed as possible during your application, so include any preferences for, and previous experiences in countries, as well as language skills.

Read more “YEP Water and Agrofood – Open Application – Den Haag”