About us

 

More than 500 young professionals have used this opportunity since the Programme was launched in 2006. The young people who are recruited need no prior experience in the field to work in a development cooperation project.

The Junior Programme recruits young professionals through a rigorous selection procedure and assigns them to 13 countries in Africa and to Palestine. Thus, the Junior Programme aims to contribute to the development of a new generation of young people who, following their Junior Expert experience, will commit both in the North and the South to the Sustainable Development Goals.

During their field experience the focus is on developing competences, on innovation, on contact with the local reality and on networking. This way, young experts can professionally contribute to the project/programme to which they are assigned; and at the same time, they acquire the necessary competences and expertise to actively contribute to the SDGs, also beyond the Programme.

The young people work at least 1 and at most 2 years in a project of BTC or of one of twenty NGOs that are affiliated with the Junior Programme.

The Programme accepts young people aged 30 at most, who are European nationals, who have a master’s or professional bachelor’s degree and who master French or Dutch (the selection takes place in French or Dutch).

Our team

Karen MORICE
Junior Programme Coordinator
karen.morice@btcctb.org
Pauline Bourtembourg
Support & Follow-up Junior Assistants
pauline.bourtembourg@btcctb.org
Pauline Bourtembourg BTC HQ (Call)

Follow-up in next partner countries : Senegal, Benin,Niger, Mali, Palestinian territories, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Guinée (South Africa, Vietnam)

Maureen Debruyne
Support & Follow-up Junior Assistants
maureen.debruyne@btcctb.org
Maureen Debruyne BTC HQ (Call)

Follow-up in next partner countries: Morocco, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador & Algeria)

Lola Podevijn
Selection and Briefing
lola.podevijn@btcctb.org
lolapodevijn BTC HQ (Call)
Pascale Trojan
Communication & IT Tools
pascale.trojan@btcctb.org
Pascale Trojan HQ CTB (Call)

Who we work with

Internship

The Junior Programme sometimes has internship possibilities on specific subjects in our Brussels office.

As our interns need to be able to work in Dutch and/or French, please see our French or Dutch pages 'stages' for more information on our current offers for interns.