Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme Application Form

12 Easy Steps To Complete NJFP Application And 8 Key Things Post-NYSC Members Need To Know

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NJFP means Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme which is a programme launched by Muhammadu Buhari designed to annually employ 20,000 graduates who have completed mandatory one-year National Youth Service (NYSC). It was officially launched on August 31, 2021.

  • Application opening date: September 6, 2021
  • Application closing date: October 20, 2021

In partnership with the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Buhari said:

“Beyond the skills and work experience, we will be building a new culture of mentorship and guidance that can chart a new course for skills development and work experience in our country.

“We believe that as this programme creates new opportunities for 20,000 recent graduates annually, the beneficiaries will use the opportunities presented to them and maximize their 12 months of engagement.”

10 Aims And Objective of NJFP

The jubilee fellow aims to achieve the following:

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1) To create a channel between graduates and industry for the graduates to have useful working experience

2) To help address the employment gap

3) It aims to identify the emerging skills that companies need most which the young graduates can provide

4) To assist and guide graduates to be more prepared for the task ahead

5) To create employment and opportunities for young Nigerians.

6) NJFP is designed to champion homegrown Nigerian talent which is readily available among Nigerian youths if given the opportunity.

7) To directly connect organizations directly to the young graduates

8) To use it as a platform to use the youth as change-makers to the implementation of the Development Agenda.

9) It is also an avenue to continually see the Nigerian youth as an asset

10) To help fresh NYSC graduates with zero work experience to break into the professional world

Below is a list of 8 key things you need to know about the newly launched programme:

1) Through the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP), 20, 000 Nigerians who just completed their mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will be employed every year.

2) The NJFP will get technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU).

3) Beneficiaries will be mentored on how to create jobs and be employable

4) It is not a permanent job programme, rather 12 months of engagement which is meant to open fellows’ eyes to new opportunities which they can tap into.

5) It is created to provide a pathway for young Nigerians to gain work experience in top-tier organisations just the way it is done in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany among other developed countries.

6) A monthly stipend will be covered by the NJFP board, so companies have nothing to worry about.

7) Companies will have to submit an expression of interest before a fellow can be posted to their organisation.

8) Key sectors where beneficiaries will undergo the internship programme include

  • financial services
  • trade
  • manufacturing
  • telecommunications
  • health
  • research and development
  • public sector institutions
  • creative industries
  • Technology
  • agriculture
  • agro-processing
  • Mining
  • education
  • information and communications technology

What Are The Benefits For The Participating Organization?

1) The cost of screening fellow will be done by the NJFP board, meaning the company has no expenses to cover

2) The monthly salary of the fellow will be covered by NJFP

3) Company will have access to highly qualified young candidates who skill will be beneficial to the smooth running of the host company

4) It’s another way of boosting your company’s corporate social responsibility

5) Special privileges may be given to companies that diligently help in the implementation of the programme.

Eligibility Requirements For Host Companies:

1) The company must show evidence or business registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate of Registration

2) Companies must show a clear understanding of the objectives of the programme

3) Show interest to accept fellow placements

4) Participating company must not have any criminal records or conviction or any affiliation with proscribed organizations

5) Company must provide clear descriptions of available role requirements for fellow

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6) Proof that company has in-house experienced professional who will provide mentorship

7) Must be ready to sign a code of conduct

8) Ready to sign an agreement to abide by the guidelines of the program

9) Company must have non-discrimination policies on gender, ethnicity, religion and disability status

Benefits For Beneficiaries

1) You will be matched with relevant host organisations

2) Beneficiaries will receive a monthly stipend from NJFP.

3) It will provide an opportunity for the NJFP fellow to be employed by their host organisation if they perform well.

4) It will provide an array of opportunities for fellows who are plans to set up their own business to gain entrepreneurship skills and management at their host organisation.

5) It will further enhance the capacity building of the beneficiaries

NJFP Eligibility Requirement for Post-NYSC Applicants

1) To apply for the fellowship programme, applicants (post0NYSC members) must fulfill the following requirements:

2) You must have completed your one-year NYSC programme who graduated not earlier than 2017

3) You must be a Nigerian.

4) Applicant must not be more than 30 years

5) You must be ready to contribute to Nigeria’s socio-economic development.

6) You must be seeking an opportunity and not currently engaged in another job

7) You demonstrate interest/commitment in your chosen career field

8) You must have good verbal and written communication skills

9) Applicant must have excellent time management and a professional attitude

Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme Application Process

Are you ready to begin your application? Follow the process below:

NJFP Application Online Form

  • Step 1: Head straight to the jubilee application portal at https://www.njfp.ng/apply to register
  • Step 2: Choose the “fellows” button and enter your first name, last name, email address and create a password
  • Step 3: Check your inbox for NJFP Activation Code
  • Step 4: Click the link to activate your account with the code e.g 15Pg4S
  • Step 5: Now that your account has been activated, log in to the portal using your email address and password.

It’s time to complete the seven sections of the online application, they include:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Educational Background
  3. Past Experience/Achievements
  4. Personal Essay (Personal Statement (under this section, provide your motivation for applying to the Programme which must not be more than 500 words)
  5. Documents Upload (Uploaded documents should be JPEG, JPG, PNG, DOC, DOCX, ODP or PDF extensions)
  6. Application Summary (ensure your details are correct)
  7. And hit the submit application button.

That’s all.

What is Jubilee Motivation Letter?

Jubilee Motivation Letter is a one-page introductory letter that describes why you are the perfect candidate for the fellows programme.

The letter, which shouldn’t be more than 500-word, introduces you to the selection committee and why you should be one of the beneficiaries of the NJFP.

While you may be excited to load your letter with everything you’ve got to offer, it’s important to limit it to a page or not more than the specified word count.

Tips on how to write a motivation letter are:

  1. Make it straightforward
  2. Focus on your strongest strengths
  3. Keep it short
  4. It is an opportunity to sell yourself, don’t miss it
  5. Don’t copy a generic motivation letter template
  6. Above all, don’t forget to mention your main goal in the closing paragraph

For a motivation letter for your jubilee fellowship application, you can find several templates online.

You should always remember to click the “Save” button in each section to save your progress

Our View:

This is a commendable idea by the Nigeria’s government, however, we hope that the mode of implementation will follow similar fellow model in advanced countries of the world.

We hope participating companies would treat fellows and give them the needed support for them to be employable and give them the privilege to display their skills.

NJFP is one of the youth empowerment programmes of the present administration.

Featured photo credit: Emmanuel Ikwuegbu of unsplash.com

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35 thoughts on “12 Easy Steps To Complete NJFP Application And 8 Key Things Post-NYSC Members Need To Know”

  1. HALLIRU SADI

    Please help me I activated my account but the only problem be is when login it’s tells me authentication failed it doesn’t open for me to fill the seven stages. Please help me out as tomorrow is the dead line

  2. Okeke Henry

    The passport I uploaded became blank after my submission,
    And now I can’t edit or upload another one,
    What is my fate please??

    1. Ope Quadri

      It could be a technical issue. Send a complaint to the support team.

  3. Vickie

    Please how do I contact you am having issues uploading and previewing my documents

    1. Ope Quadri

      Hello Vickie, send your complaint to jfp . ng (at) undp . org

  4. Beejay tee

    FOR THOSE STILL HAVING REGISTRATION AND DOCUMENTS UPLOAD ISSUES LET ME SEE HOW I CAN ASSIST BFORE IT CLOSES…AS I HAVE ASISTED OVER 20 PERSONS ALREADY…
    WHASTAPP ONLY PLS…NO CALLS.

    GOODLUCK..!

    1. Ilori Abisola Deborah

      Sir am having issue with my personal information I can’t save it, is just showing internal error, please I need ur assistance.
      And your WhatsApp number

    2. Hi Beejay
      I have an issue saving my personal information page, kindly assist me. How do I contact you?

      1. Ope Quadri

        Hello Gold, kindly clear cache on your device and try to save again. Or switch to another browser. That’s all.

  5. Ilesanmi Temiloluwa

    I am receiving thie messaage, each time I tried viewing the summary of my application
    ‘Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (developer guidance)’

  6. YUNUSA

    pls any successful fellow here, pls what NIN format as the side giving me problem in the NIN column by indicating ( match the required format) pls the problem.

    1. Abdullahi

      The same thing applied to me, how can we overcome the issue?

  7. Please am trying to save my documents but my phone number is giving me problem,, when I try it do select my phone number before u know it internal server error

  8. Olamide

    Please, i have difficulties in uploading my pictures and other documents,. Please what can i do?

  9. Adegbenle Emmanuel

    Im having problem in update my documents, it is written uploading
    failed

    1. Ope Quadri

      If it’s above the prescribed size, you may have difficulty uploading it. Reduce the resize and try again.

    2. Victory

      I also have same issue. Pls have you retify yours. If yes, please how did you go about it. My email address is victory.e.ohuchukwu @
      gmail.com

  10. Ebeagbor Oriaifo

    I’m having issues uploading my passport and documents

      1. Omolord

        What is the required documents sizes and passport, it’s not indicated.

      2. Dilip Ced

        Please what’s the size limit? I tried uploading a 24kb pdf file but couldn’t.

  11. Ciana Joy

    I’ve filed all the required questions but the documents upload page is giving me issues. My documents are not uploading. It always bring the error “Document failed to upload. refresh browser and try again”. Please what can I do? That’s the last step in my application.

  12. imoniavie

    I’m having difficulty writing my NYC year is showing me enter the number I don’t understand pls help

    1. That’s straightforward. if the year is showing an error, enter the number. Your NYSC number can also be used to know the year you served

      1. imoniavie

        pls is not working have try all the num,pls can u indentify with example plsss

  13. Sunday abutu

    i am having difficulties in registering.
    it’s showing internal error whenever i want to save my input.

    1. Ajao Omolara

      I am having the same problem, trying to save my personal essay

          1. Ope Quadri

            Can you delete your cache and try again?

    2. Yusuf olatunji subair

      Pls what’s the solution to internal server error when I try to save my personal information

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