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.


Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a challenging position in Mali at AgriProFocus! You can apply until 1 October 2017.

Preparatory training course

Training of the 12th batch starts on 2 October 2017

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (14th batch):

1 November 2017

Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Mantegaftote Damtew - YEP Water at Soil & More International B.V. in Ethiopia

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


Again we offer you the chance to apply for one YEP position, in between our application rounds! This time, we are looking for a candidate for AgriProFocus, to work in Mali. You can apply until 1 October 2017.


To apply for this position, you will have to submit your CV and a motivation letter. The motivation letter should explain your motivation for this position, as well as your motivation for joining YEP. The position includes a link to the application form. 


Please note that if you apply for this position, you are required to attend the training should you be selected for this YEP position. Therefore remember to only apply if you are able to attend the training week from 13 November - 1 December.


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 20 November 2017 and will be published on this page. From 20 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