YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, EP 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

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
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Su Pan Aung - YEP Water at VNG International in Myanmar
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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 in YEP Phase II. Soon, we hope to announce the next deadline for YEP applications, this is depending on the official approval of YEP Phase II. 

 

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