What is Team works! Young Expert Exchange for Sustainable Development?
Team works! enables young experts to undertake a four-week assignment in an African country in, for example, a small or medium enterprise, welfare/healthcare facility or public administration body. The Senior Experten Service (SES) is responsible for managing the Team works! in Africa programme and supplies an experienced expert to form a tandem with a young expert from Germany.
Who can take part?
The programme is aimed at young people who are training in a skilled trade or have recently finished doing so. It is open to young people between 18 and 30 years of age who are at the end of their training or just beginning working life. More specifically, participants must be at least in their third year of training or have initial work experience of relevance to the assignment in question. In Team works! in Africa, a young expert from Germany accompanies an SES expert on an assignment in an African country. SES expert assignments usually last between 15 working days and six months. The young expert can support the SES assignment for three to six weeks.
Can I take part in the programme if I have a disability or impairment?
Yes. Contact us for advice on possibilities for inclusive assignments.
In which African countries can assignments take place?
Team works! in Africa assignments are only carried out in countries where the security situation is safe.
The exact countries depend on where our partner SES has assignment openings. SES expert assignments are always on a voluntary basis, in the country concerned and only by request.