Apply now for the Young Experts Programme (YEP)

If you're looking to kickstart your international career whilst contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals, the Young Experts Programme (YEP) is currently looking for young professionals to fulfil a number of positions.

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YEP Programmes provide the opportunity to be employed by a Dutch organisation in the field of water, agrofood or renewable energy, whilst being trained and mentored by an expert coach. The closing date for applications is 13 June.

Since 2013, more than 550 Young Experts have been employed through YEP Programmes in 43 different countries. YEP Programmes are jointly provided through the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands Water Partnership, Netherlands Food Partnership and Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Please visit the YEP website for further information, including stories and experiences from our Young Expert Alumni.

Apply now for the Young Experts Programme - Applications Close 13 June

More about YEP

The mission of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is to create a global network of inspired young professionals, to develop expertise within the field of water, agrofood and renewable energy. The Young Experts work for Dutch organisations operating in low to middle income countries and emerging markets, whilst contributing towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Netherlands Food Partnership is a partner in YEP Agrofood, one of the three Public Private Partnerships of YEP involving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs departments – the Inclusive Green Growth Department and Personnel and Organisation Department. YEP Programmes are established to ensure the continued availability of Young Experts and their expertise for the Dutch water, agrofood and renewable energy sectors to support future international development. To achieve this, Dutch organisations (companies, knowledge institutions and NGOs) can submit a proposal for financial support for the employment of a Young Expert via the YEP Programme Bureau.

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