Get a Stipend for Young Graduates in the Nigeria's Jubilee Fellow's Program 2021

Are you a young talented graduate below the age of 20?

Submit an application in the Nigeria’s Jubilee Fellow’s Program 2021, to be matched with an organization for a one year fellowship program with monthly stipends.

Application Deadline: 20th October 2021.


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Benefits for 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:
  • High performing Jubilee Fellows may go on to be retained by their respective host organisations.
  • Fellows with interest in entrepreneurship would have garnered sufficient skills and knowledge on the job which will be invaluable as they pursue other opportunities
  • 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.
  • Cost Savings – No HR agencies, advertising costs, lengthy triple-round interview process, or salary costs. The NJFP has you covered.
  • Increased Productivity – Access to a wide range of highly qualified candidates with cutting-edge skills relevant to your organisation that will help to increase your team’s productivity.
  • Improved Brand Image – Boosting your corporate social responsibility work and by showing commitment to give back to the community engagement in the programme will contribute to a positive brand image for your organization.
  • Expanded Network – You will be a part of the NJFP network of national and regional private and public sector entities as well gain access to an expanded pool of experienced, employable young Nigerian expertise to draw from.
  • Increased Policy Influence – Access to a national platform for deliberative public policy reform discussions on education, employment and relevant industry policy issues.


The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme is committed to achieving diversity and encourages :

  • All qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. 
  • The NJFP is open to young Nigerians under the age of 30 who meet the criteria listed in the eligibility information
  • Eligible to participate are talented young Nigerian graduates.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Application Instructions

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Both Fellows and Host organization 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

About the Nigeria's Jubilee Fellow's Program

Launched 31st of August 2021, the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP) is a youth empowerment partnership initiative between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

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

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!

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Key Dates and Order of Program

Deadline for Application is October 20 2021.

The selection process for fellows is as follows:

  • Eligibility criteria for prospective fellows has been developed and is available on the ‘Eligibility criteria’ page of this website.
  • Prospective fellows will submit an application electronically against the criteria through the application page of this site. Applications submitted through any other medium will not be considered.
  • Applications will be open for a duration of 6 weeks (with the start and closing dates clearly indicated). Applications will not be received after the closing date.
  • Applicants will be required to carefully review the selection criteria before beginning the application process. Only applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be considered for the next stages of the selection process.
  • An independent talent management company will review all of the submissions and produce a long list that will proceed to the next stage. Long listed candidates will undergo a series of aptitude tests and assessments before final selection.
  • Given the expected high volume of applicants, the program will only communicate to successful candidates.
  • The application cycle (from submission to selection process including matching to host organizations) is expected to last 12 weeks. In case of any changes, communication to this effect will be made.

The selection process for the host organizations is as follows:

  • Eligibility criteria for host organizations has been developed is accessible on the ‘Eligibility criteria’ page of this website.
  • Prospective host organizations will be invited to express interest by completing the online application form on this website. Expressions of interest provided through any other mediums will not be considered.
  • Prospective host organizations are requested to provide all of the mandatory information, including supporting documents, as this will form the basis of the matching exercise with prospective fellows.
  • Prospective organizations that meet the requirements will be integrated into a database of host organisations in readiness for matching with pre-qualified fellows. The talent needs of the host organizations will be determined through the application process.
  • The placement cycle will be a collaborative process between the Jubilee Fellows Program and the host organizations ensuring the needs of the organizations align to the interests of the fellows and vice versa.
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