Who are we ?

The Junior Programme is a stepping stone for young professionals for a career in development cooperation.

We offer them a professional field experience in a development project of one of twenty Belgian development cooperation players.

This Programme is managed by BTC, the Belgian development agency.

Become a Junior Assistant

Find out what the work of a Junior Assistant consists of and learn more about the selection procedure

Host a Junior Assistant

Find out how to host a Junior Assistant in your organisation

Alumni network

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The call for candidates of March 2017 is closed.

There will not be any other call this year. A new programme will start in 2018. At this moment we have no further details about the calendar of the next selection procedure. We hope to give you more information this autumn 2017.

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Tussentijdse evaluatie

Mid-term review

The year’s end is always a good time to reflect on the past year. This also goes for the Junior Programme who celebrated their 10th birthday in 2016 but also finalized their mid-term review in the fall.

The consultants of South Research state in their main conclusions that the JP can present many good results and solid performances, with some recommendations for the future.

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