SNV Junior Professionals Programme

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What is a Junior Professional?

SNV is now looking for high potential and motivated candidates who are ready for a professional career as a development practitioner. The SNV Junior Professionals Programme (JPP) provides the right foundation for a challenging and rewarding career in an international development environment.

The programme aims to grow a Junior Professional into a future senior practitioner with a solid grounding in the technical foundation of one of SNV’s sectors: Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or Renewable Energy. You are offered a 2-year fixed-term appointment in one of the countries where SNV works. During this period, you will gain practical ‘feet-in-the-mud’ experience while you work and learn alongside a well-qualified SNV senior advisor in one of our sector programmes. You will be exposed to SNV’s approaches and encouraged to engage with the latest developments in the sectors.

Am I eligible for the Junior Professionals Programme?

  • Do you have an advanced degree in Agriculture, WASH or Renewable Energy?
  • Do you have less than 3 years of relevant work experience?
  • Do you possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Are you self-driven and hard working?
  • Are you committed and passionate about the international development sector?
  • Are you culturally sensitive?
  • Do you have an excellent command of English and preferably French?

What are the salary and benefits?
SNV offers a compensation and benefits package that is internationally competitive and comparable with other non-profit organisations. You will be recruited by SNV Head Office for a fixed term appointment for two years, following which, based on performance and organisational needs, you may wish to pursue your career at SNV or another international development organisation.

How to apply?
SNV is now accepting applications for 2013 until 22 July 2013. Candidates who are interested in the JPP can apply through .

What is the selection procedure?
The JP Programme will select a limited number of international, highly qualified and motivated juniors from both the Netherlands and the countries where SNV works. Shortlisted applicants will go through a thorough selection procedure in which we will seek to establish learning and growth potential to become a high performing development practitioner. Newly appointed Junior Professionals will be expected to be on board by latest October 2013.


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