The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the water, agrofood and renewable energy sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

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New YEP positions will be available on 28 October
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
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Andini Kamayana

Where is she now? Communications and Fundraising Officer at ICCO Cooperation Indonesia

Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Indonesia

YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 6

YEP Role

I worked as a Business Development Officer (BDO) and Junior Trainer/Consultant at the MDF office in Bali, Indonesia. From the business development side, my task was to generate new business for the company and to maintain current client relationships. As a junior trainer/consultant, I developed and undertook trainings alongside my colleagues on topics such as: results-based management, management skills, outcome mapping and the Most Significant Change theory. For YEP Water, MDF would like to contribute to a more sustainable water sector in Indonesia by building on their ‘soft-skill’ capacities through trainings on Project Management, Results-based Management and M&E amongst others. These ‘soft-skills’ will ideally complement the (‘hard’) technical skills they already have.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Communications & Reporting
  • Information Management
  • Results-oriented, team player, adaptable
  • Strong IT skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe (Reader, Illustrator, InDesign), Social Media, Web-based Management Systems (Wordpress, Drupal)
  • Multicultural background

Nationality: Indonesian
Education: MA International Social Development, University of East Anglia, UK
BA Behavioural Studies, Monash University, Australia


Experience before YEP

  • Information & Advocacy Consultant, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Reporting Consultant, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Junior Coordination Consultant, United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UN RCO) in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gender Mobilization Assistant (Volunteer), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Advocacy & Research Intern (Internship), Coalition to address Sexual Exploitation of Children in Cambodia (COSECAM) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Jumping Online
Week 2, Day 4 of the YEP Water training with my fellow YEPpers in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Today we're putting ourselves out into the 'online world' and thanks to Lissy from AKVO, we're learning more

YEP Online Training