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 Enabel, the Belgian development agency.
More than 470 young graduates have used this opportunity since the Programme was launched in 2006. This way, young recruits, aka Junior Experts can also start a career in development cooperation without the need of any prior field experience. By recruiting and sending young professionals to the field (in Africa, Latin America and Asia) after a rigorous selection procedure, the Junior Programme aims to contribute to the development of a new generation of experts in international cooperation. It also aims to strengthen capacities and promote sustainable development in partner countries.