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

Feasibility Study YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

At this moment, a fesibility study is being carried out to investigate the added value of a YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (YEP SRHR).

Evaluation YEP Programmes

Currently, YEP Programmes is being evaluated by Ecorys. We would appreciate your full cooperation, in order to continue YEP Programmes, hopefully with an extension to other sectors!

“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 15th batch starts on 17 September 2018

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):

15 October 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 5 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Marijn Korndewal - YEP Water at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Application

There are at least two application rounds for potential Dutch Young Experts every year. These rounds are only open for Dutch Young Experts, local Young Experts are selected through the selection process of the specific companies. New YEP-positions will be available from 5 November 2018. New project positions will be published on this page, with a link to the application form. From 5 November it is also possible to send an open application, until the closing deadline. A full overview of the application periods and training dates for the entire year can be found here. Please note that if you apply in a round, you are required to attend the training should you be selected for a YEP position. Therefore remember to only apply if you are able to attend the corresponding training week.

 

After the selection process you might be suggested to companies for a specific project. Otherwise you will be added to the pool of potential candidates, which means you have passed the selection process and you might be suggested for future project proposals.

 

Below you will find 4 examples of vacancies, which have already been filled. They paint an image of potential future vacancies:

 

  1. Connect International, Malawi - increase access to reliable and safe water and sanitation
  2. VDS Acampo, Rwanda - contribute to food security by introducing technologies, inputs and expertise that are adapted to local circumstances
  3. Vitens Evides International, Vietnam - (junior) expert/assistant project manager within the Climate Change and Water Supply in the Mekong Delta Project
  4. Red Cross, Philippines - Reduction of Child Mortality Due to Diarrhea