The program seeks to provide Nigerian graduates, with or without work experience, with practical knowledge and appropriate skills for a 12-month period, allowing them to connect with local job prospects.
ICT, financial services, trade, manufacturing, agriculture and agro-processing, mining, telecommunications, and the creative industries are among the sectors.
After the fellowship, the program will provide applicants with three options: retention with respective host organizations, entrepreneurship prospects, and a platform to compete for and access future jobs and employment opportunities.
Nigerian Jubilee Fellows Programme Application 2021
Criteria for Eligibility:
- Be a Nigerian citizen.
- Be a fresh graduate (Bachelor’s Degree) from any discipline — not earlier than 2017.
- Graduate with at least a Second Class Lower (2.2) and above.
- 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 skills.
To be an eligible host organization, you must
- Provision up-to-date regulatory documentation including –
- CAC Certificate of Registration
- Provision of 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.
How to apply
Both Fellows and Host organizations apply by registering on the Application Form and follow the application steps. All minimum requirements need to be met and mandatory information provided. Applications are open between 6 September 2021 to 20 October 2021.
I DID NOT COMPLETE THE NYSC BUT HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION, CAN I STILL APPLY?
Yes, please upload your NYSC Certificate of Exemption under the respective section in the Application Form.
DO I GET TO CHOOSE WHAT ORGANIZATION I WANT TO WORK FOR?
No. Fellows and organizations will be matched by an independent talent management agency based on the Fellow’s interests and organizations’ requirements.
DO I GET A CHANCE TO INDICATE A PREFERRED LOCATION OF MY WORK PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITY?
Yes, in the Application Form you can indicate your preferred location of work. This can however not be guaranteed as it depends on the availability of work placements in the specific location.
WILL THE FELLOWS BE PAID?
Yes, all Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of ₦100,000 paid by the Jubilee Fellows Programme subject to achieving planned results for each month.
DOES THE WORK PLACEMENT GUARANTEE FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT?
No, the work placement is a 12-month earning-as-you-work opportunity that provides the Fellow an opportunity to acquire hands-on experience, knowledge, and ‘on-the-job’ skills with the aim of improving the Fellows’ employability and competitiveness in the job market.