Frequently Asked Questions

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. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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.

No, the NJFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the application or work placement process. The NJFP disassociates itself from any fraudulent activities being perpetrated purportedly in the name of the NJFP, and/or its officials, and strongly recommend applicants to exercise caution and report any suspected fraudulent activities to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Yes, please upload your NYSC Certificate of Exemption under the respective section in the Application Form.

No. Fellows and organizations will be matched by an independent talent management agency based of the Fellows interests and organizations requirements.

Yes, in the Application Form you can indicate preferred location of work. This can however not be guaranteed as it depends on the availability of work placements in the specific location.

The selection process for fellows is as follows:

  1. Eligibility criteria for prospective fellows has been developed and is available on the 'Eligibility criteria' page of this website.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Given the expected high volume of applicants, the programme will only communicate to successful candidates.
  7. The application cycle (from submission to selection process including matching to host organisations) is expected to last 12 weeks. In case of any changes, communication to this effect will be made.

The selection process for the host organisations is as follows:

  1. Eligibility criteria for host organisations has been developed is accessible on the 'Eligibility criteria' page of this website.
  2. Prospective host organisations 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.
  3. Prospective host organisations 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.
  4. Prospective organisations 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 organisations will be determined through the application process.

The placement cycle will be a collaborative process between the Jubilee Fellows Programme and the host organisations ensuring the needs of the organisations align to the interests of the fellows and vice versa.

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.

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.

The Jubilee Fellows Programme offers three pathways at the end of their active engagement in the Programme:

  1. High performing Jubilee Fellows may go on to be retained by their respective host organisations.
  2. Fellows with interest in entrepreneurship will have garnered skills and knowledge on the job which will be invaluable as they pursue other opportunities.
  3. 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.

In addition, all Fellows will automatically be enrolled to the Jubilee Fellows Alumni Network, providing a platform for peer-to-peer connections and job opportunities, upon completion of the programme.

The programme offers three broad areas of possible collaboration with private and public sector institutions. Opportunities for individual citizens to partner and collaborate also exit. These areas are not mutually exclusive, and organisations are invited to engage as partners in the following areas:

  1. Host organization: Provide Fellow(s) with a meaningful, fully paid placement opportunity for twelve-month.
  2. Knowledge partner: Contribute with professional guidance, thematic and industry expertise and skill enhancement through mentoring, coaching and e-learning opportunities to the fellows.
  3. Financial Contributor: Contribute with financial or material resources to the programme (stipend to the fellows, insurance, IT equipment etc.).

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Please note that the matching process was based on the availability of work placement opportunities across the various sectors/industries. We sympathize If you did not get matched with a host organization in your preferred sector. Considering the limited number of placement opportunities available per sector, we are unable to match every fellow with host organisations in their preferred sectors. We are however confident that you will find the placement with the host organization you have been matched with fulfilling as you set out to develop requisite work experience and skills. If you have specific complaints regarding your placement experience or host organisation, please send an email to

Please note that while careful consideration was given to match fellows with host organisations in their preferred states as indicated in the application submitted, the location of available placement opportunities and host organisations also played a critical role in the matching process. We understand the difficulty that may be associated with accepting a placement with a host organization outside your preferred location. We will do everything within our power to match you to a host organisation in a more suitable location. Please note that this will largely depend on the available opportunities in the preferred location.

Thank you for being patient with us. As we finalise the onboarding and deployment of the 1st batch, we shall now be focused on matching the second cohort. We anticipate this to take 3-4 weeks. Communication to matched Fellows will be made through the formal email address

We have sent reminders to the Host Organisations that are yet to contact their fellows. Please rest assured they will contact you in due time.

Fellows will receive their monthly stipend at the end of every month .

2,183 Fellows (1035 male / 1148 female) will be placed in 616 Organisations across the 36 States and FCT. The contracting processes are being finalized, including onboarding of the host Organisations before the Fellows resume at their place of work.


Fellows will be paid N100,000 monthly for the period of their placement. However, this will be calculated on a pro rata basis against the number of days worked as provided in their attendance certifications.

Attendance certifications are to be filled by both Hosts and Fellows between the 1st and 5th of every month. However, these certifications are filled in arrears. For example, within the first five days of the month of February, fellows will be required to fill in the number of days worked in January.
Kindly note that consistent absence from duty will not be tolerated and that the forms will be deactivated after the specified time frame. Payments will ONLY be processed for fellows whose attendance certifications have been submitted. You are advised to follow up with your host organizations to ensure they do the needful.

Fellows and Hosts are required to log in to the platform provided for this purpose. The platform makes reference to working days in the month and not calendar days. Kindly select the number of days that applies to you and then click on the ‘Submit Attendance’ button. This will automatically be forwarded to your host organization. Your submission may either be approved, rejected or sent for re-working. You will be notified accordingly.
Where the host organization disagrees with your submission and you are required to re-work your attendance, kindly state the correct number of days. You could liaise with your Host organization and clarify any issues. However, if you feel aggrieved or victimized, kindly reach out to us via the call-Centre.

Always take note of the number of working days available in each month when submitting your attendance certifications. Exclude all public holidays in the month. For instance, if there are 22 weekdays in the month and 2 public holidays, the maximum number of working days that will apply in the computation of stipends will be 20. Given that x is the number of days stated by the fellow, where x > 20,20 will apply. Where x < 20, x will apply.

Fellows will receive their stipends before the end of every month.

Kindly confirm from your host organization if your attendance certification was submitted. If this is in the affirmative, reach out to us via our official communication channels; the NJFP call-Centre or the Telegram platform.

Kindly confirm from your host organization if your attendance certification was submitted for the relevant month. If this is in the affirmative, reach out to us via our official communication channels; the call-Centre or the Telegram platform.

All banking details will be validated against the fellows names. No payment will be processed for a fellow if the banking details provided do not belong to him or her.

Yes, provided it is for a valid reason and the account belongs to the fellow.
Please follow these steps.

  1. Contact the NJFP Call Centre informing them that you wish to change your account details. State reasons.
  2. Fill a form that will be provided.
  3. Provide a bank statement as a proof that the account you wish to switch to belongs to you.
Banking details are submitted at the point of on-boarding. They will remain unchanged all through the placement period. Therefore, ensure that details provided are accurate.