New YEP positions online
Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for three new YEP positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of YEP Agrofood, Water and Renewable Energy, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching. Two vacancies are in the Agrofood sector, in South Africa and Kenya, and open for Dutch nationals only. Application for this YEP batch 21 is open until June 12, 2020.
YEP Programmes is again looking for candidates who would like to kickstart their international career, develop themselves into a professional in the international water, agrofood and/or energy sector, while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals at the same time. A Young Expert has international ambition and wants to innovate these sectors. Young Experts work for a Dutch organization while living in a developing country; being part of the YEP Programmes means they are supported through training, coaching and mentoring.
At this moment, there are three job opportunities open for Dutch nationals, of which two in the Agrofood sector in South Africa and Kenya. Application for these YEP positions is open until June 12, 2020. Candidates who are selected, are required to attend the training weeks of YEP batch #21 starting on September 21, 2020. Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19, the training is adjusted to online sessions which will take place mainly on Wednesdays for a period of about 2 months.
Please find below the two current Agrofood vacancies for which candidates can apply. More specific job details and information on the application and selection procedure are available at the YEP website.
YEP AGROFOOD POSITION– eLEAF – South Africa, Stellenbosch
Position: FruitlLook Tech Coach
Project title: FruitLook
Duration: 2 years
Background: eLEAF is a Dutch SME based in Wageningen. We provide satellite based applications and data to optimise crop production and water management for the agricultural sector worldwide. FruitLook is one of eLEAF’s flagship projects. FruitLook is a web based information service for farmers in the Western Cape to increase agricultural productivity and reduce water consumption. It has now been running for 10 years.
YEP AGROFOOD POSITION – Bio Food Products – Kenya, Nairobi
Position: Logistics & Project Manager
Project title: Logistics Optimization
Duration: 2 years
Background: Bio Food Products is Dairy Processor of a wide category premium dairy products in Nairobi, Kenya. Since the company was acquired by The Blue link in 2016, the organization quadrupled their production volumes in the last four years. It is Bio’s mission to produce the cleanest, healthiest and best tasting dairy products for its customers, whenever and wherever they want them. They plan to continue their fast growth and establish an even stronger dairy value chain in which all stakeholders from “grass to glass” will benefit and continue to grow their businesses and communities.
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Since 2013, 515 Young Experts have already been employed through YEP Programmes in more than 40 countries. YEP Programmes is being carried out by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. For more information about the programmes, as well as information on the current and alumni Young Experts, please visit the YEP website.