All you need to know about Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme NJFP

All you need to know about Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme NJFP

The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme NJFP is an initiative to help fresh graduates who have completed NYSC get full time paying jobs.

Application opens September 6 and closes October 20, 2021.

About the Programme

1 programme, 36 states + FCT, 20,000 fellows.

The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP) is a youth empowerment partnership initiative between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Rising unemployment and the COVID-19 pandemic are all impacting the ability of young Nigerians to find work. The programme 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!

Why the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme?

Other programs and initiatives tend to require some sort of advanced requirement from applicants or lower the entry bar in terms of the kind of opportunities that are available. NJFP does the opposite by inviting qualified applicants across a level playing field without compromising the pedigree of organizations that will play host to successful Fellows.

The programme will serve all of Nigeria – from North to South and East to West – ensuring that organisations and youth from all corners of the country can participate.

Target: Youths
Targeting young talented Nigerians like you, who are looking to land their entry role in the corporate world.

Benefits for Fellows

The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme equips the next generation of young leaders who are poised to steer the course of national development by giving them the tools they need to succeed, today.

Other programmes and initiatives tend to require some sort of advanced requirement from applicants or lower the entry bar in terms of the kind of opportunities that are available.

NJFP does the opposite, by inviting qualified applicants across a level playing field without compromising the pedigree of organisations that will play host to successful Fellows.

Fellows will be matched with host organisations based on their interests as well as those aligned to the organisation.

They will receive a monthly stipend from NJFP.

3 clear pathways are available for the Jubilee Fellow at the end of their active engagement in the fellowship, they are:
a. High performing Jubilee Fellows may go on to be retained by their respective host organisations.
b. Fellows with interest in entrepreneurship would have garnered sufficient skills and knowledge on the job which will be invaluable as they pursue other opportunities.
c. With newly acquired on-the-job skills & competencies, experience. exposure and a formidable alumni network which can be leveraged, fellows are better positioned and equipped to compete and access future jobs and employment opportunities.

Benefits for host organization

NJFP will help organisations cut through the lead-time and resources spent recruiting entry level roles.

Other programs and initiatives tend to require some sort of advanced requirement from applicants or lower the entry bar in terms of the kind of opportunities that are available. NJFP does the opposite by inviting qualified applicants across a level playing field without compromising the pedigree of organizations that will play host to successful Fellows.

The programme will serve all of Nigeria – from North to South and East to West – ensuring that organisations and youth from all corners of the country can participate.

Eligibility criteria for graduates

To be an eligible fellow, you must
Must be a Nigerian citizen.

Be a fresh graduate (Bachelor’s Degree) from any discipline and graduated not earlier than 2017.

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.

Eligibility criteria for host organization

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.

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