The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program was launched on the 31st, August 2021 by the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), as part of his regime’s effort on job creation, consistency in policy and innovation. Applications however were opened on the 5th of September 2021.
The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows program in its premier cohort is targeted at recent graduates and estimated 20000 people have been benchmarked to benefit from this first cohort, this is in addition to the NPOWER program which is still running. The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program aims at connecting youths with Jobs and opportunities.
About the Program
Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program (NJFP) is a youth empowerment partnership initiative between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The program seeks to connect talented graduates with local job opportunities that apply their expertise, while equipping them with world-class practical knowledge and relevant skills. It does not matter if you have no job experience!
Timeline of activities
- Application and matching of talent from selected fellows to host organizations
- Induction and onboarding of fellows into the Jubilee Fellows Program
- Deployment of fellows to host organizations or a 1 year placement period
- Offboarding of fellows after the 1 year period has elapsed
- Engaging the fellows via an alumni network with support to opportunities and networks
How to participate
There are two major ways participation is enabled in the program, either participation as a fellow or participation as a host organization.
Fellows would receive monthly stipends from JFP as well as a further opportunity to be matched with job offers and build networks while host organizations benefit by having a reduced cost of operations for the period of the fellowship, increasing productivity and an opportunity to be part of the NJFP network.
Criteria for Fellow Participation
- Must be a Nigerian citizen.
- Be a fresh graduate (Bachelor’s Degree or HND Certificate) from any discipline and graduated not earlier than 2017.
- Graduate with at least a Second Class Lower (2.2) for Bachelor’s Degree or Upper Credit (> 3.00) for HND Certificate holders.
- Be at most 30 years old.
- Not currently engaged in any employment.
- Have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) OR have a certificate of exemption from the NYSC.
- Demonstrate interest/commitment in chosen career field.
- Demonstrate interest/commitment to contributing to Nigeria’s socio-economic development.
- Have excellent time management and a professional attitude.
- Have good verbal and written communication skill
Criteria for Host organization participation
- Provision up-to-date regulatory documentation including –
- CAC Certificate of Registration
- Provision of an official letter of interest detailing a clear understanding of the objectives of the NJFP and commitment to supporting the program by accepting fellow placements.
- Provision of clear descriptions of available role requirements.
- Agreement to provide mentorship support to fellows through dedicated sessions with existing experienced professional within their organizations.
- Agreement to abide by the guidelines of the program and to sign a code of conduct.
- Have non-discrimination policies on gender, ethnicity, religion and disability status, as well as policies against sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA).
- Have no criminal records or conviction or any affiliation with proscribed organizations ie, terrorists, drug traffickers, illicit trade, child labour.
For more details about the program, kindly visit the official website of the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program. To submit your applications as a fellow or an Organization do so here. Note that the window period for application is between 6 September 2021 to 20 October 2021.