The 2021 Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship (KIF) Program Nigerian Youths

KIF key Details:
  • Host Country: Nigeria
  • For: Nigerian Youths
  • Deadline: 19th March, 2021

The Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship (KIF) program is now accepting applications for it’s 2021 session. The Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship (KIF) is a one-year non-partisan leadership training program for young Nigerians..

The one-year KIF aims to create a network of high potential young Nigerians who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in the public sector and other spheres of activity over the next decade. Established in 2018, KIF is an initiative of the Kaduna State Government (KDSG). The Fellowship is named after Sir Kashim Ibrahim, the first post-independence Governor of the Northern Region (1962-1966) who was known for his passion for education and selfless leadership which he demonstrated not only as Governor, but also as a Minister at various times.

The objective of the KIF  is to develop and nurture leadership ability across Nigeria, with specific focus on the promising leaders of the future. It is our belief that this one-year program would help establish a strong understanding of good governance in Fellows in addition to providing a structure that would help steer them towards active participation in and a commitment to public service and informed leadership in Nigeria.

Eligibility Criteria of the KIF Program
  • Candidate must be a Nigerian Citizen
  • Age range 25-35 years (MAXIMUM AGE OF 35 WHEN THE FELLOWSHIP ENDS)
  • Graduate from an accredited University and,
  • Completed NYSC
Benefits of the KIF Program
  • A salary and benefits equivalent to that of Special Assistant to the Governor.
  • Accommodation: Boarding (and breakfast) is provided in a nicely furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the Fellowship.

other Fellowship opportunities:

The KIF Program application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit a Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages), an essay (word document of 1000 words maximum), and two letters of recommendation.

Interested Candidates can apply by clicking the button below:

An important part of the application is the Personal Statement where you have the opportunity to demonstrate what you have accomplished and what your goals are for the future as we want to see people who have had a track record of imbibing change and are looking forward to making change as they move forward.

NOTE: applications for the KIF program is entirely an online process, there are no paper forms to complete, no application fee or any cost to apply. Candidates are expected to apply before stated deadline: 19th March, 2021

For more information, visit the official website of KIF Program 2021.

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