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Jr Project Officer – YEP Energy and Online Learning (32 hours/week)

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Do you want to play a role in solving global issues related to energy, water and agrifood? And do you want to create economic opportunities? Are you familiar with the Dutch energy sector and accustomed to doing business internationally? The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is looking for a Jr Project Officer YEP Energy and Online Learning.

Want to join us? Apply now for the position of Project Officer International
Vincent Cornelissen
Vincent Cornelissen
Programme Manager YEP Programmes

Our organisation

NWP is the network organisation for the Dutch water sector. The Netherlands has a rock-solid reputation when it comes to water. We believe this expertise can make a difference worldwide. For this reason, we facilitate the Dutch water sector in export, international cooperation and promotion. NWP has about 180 members, profit and non-profit, from water technology to water infrastructure, NGO and government. With these members, we create water impact worldwide and NWP is responsible for adding value on a daily basis for our members, and with our members.

NWP’s global ambition is to grow the international impact of the Dutch water sector through its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Young Expert Programmes is one of the main activities of NWP. The mission of YEP Programmes is to create a young, renewed, inspiring international network and build expertise in the field of Water, Agrofood and renewable Energy (nexus) through Dutch organisations, operating in developing countries and emerging markets. 

Around 800 million people do not have access to electricity and 2.8 billion people do not have access to clean cooking solutions, especially in lower income countries. This has a serious impact on the quality of life, income opportunities, the environment, health, and education. Energy is crucial for achieving nearly all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and for ensuring that no one is left behind.

YEP Programmes contributes to achieving SDG 7 on universal access to clean energy. YEP Energy was launched in mid-2019 and completes the nexus. YEP Energy aims to encourage Dutch and local young talents to work in the renewable energy sector with a position for a Dutch organisation that is based in one of the lower and middle income countries.

Your role

Our ideal candidate is a networker with knowledge of bringing people and organisations together, both internally and externally. Somebody with a go-getter attitude, creative and commercial instincts, energetic and experience/willing to learn to work with various online tools. She/he is able to shape and provide direction to the efforts of the team, clarifying objectives and indicating priorities. She/he is able to discover patterns in the work we do.

As a Jr Project Officer, you jointly coordinate the recruitment and selection process of both YEP Energy organisations and candidates. You frequently (online) meet with trainers, coaches, representatives of Dutch organisations and young professionals, and inform them about the possibilities to join YEP Programmes and facilitate and improve this process.

About the job

We define two activities: ‘YEP Energy’ and ‘YEP Online Learning’.

  • YEP Energy’, inter alia:
    • Acquisition
    • Assessment of project proposals
    • Review YEP Programme candidates’ CVs and motivation letters
    • Recruitment and selection through live and online interviews and speed dates
    • Concluding YEP journeys: end calls with Young Experts
    • First point of contact for ad hoc and practical questions or requests from Young Experts and alumni Young Experts, Basecamp and WhatsApp groups
    • All round support and representation
  • ‘YEP Online learning’, inter alia: 
    • (Co-)coordinate the Online Learning process of Young Experts, including the online courses
    • Make use and coordinate the use of our online tools like Basecamp, Miro, Mailchimp, Indesign
    • Think of and implement innovations and improvements
    • Co-organise the General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) process of YEP Programmes
    • In addition to the online activities, contribution to the offline trainings

What we offer

  • You will be working with like-minded colleagues in an international, challenging, and innovative environment
  • A position in which you contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and create opportunities for young professionals in particular
  • A broad perspective on the Dutch and global energy sector to expand your knowledge and network
  • NWP offers you a competitive salary, good employment conditions and interesting perks
  • Working hours are flexible and working from home is very well facilitated
  • There’s a lot of freedom and opportunity for you to come up and execute good ideas

Job requirements

  • Higher education (HBO in Netherlands or University); work and analytical level
  • Good organisation, planning and project management skills
  • Good communication skills in both Dutch and English (and preferably French or Spanish)
  • Good networking skills
  • Stress resistant, flexible, independent but also a team player
  • Proactive attitude to work, someone who dares to take initiative and decisions
  • Knowledge/experience of IT and working online
  • Being innovative, and enjoying standing out!


  • Please apply by sending your motivation letter and CV to hr@nwp.nl.
  • Only applicants with a valid work permit in the Netherlands will be considered.

For more information, please contact

  • Vincent Cornelissen, Programme Manager YEP Programmes, 070-3043716, v.cornelissen@nwp.nl, or
  • Ana Giljanovic, HR Business Partner, 070 304 3776 a.giljanovic@nwp.nl, for more information on profile and procedure.


The deadline to apply is 16 December.