Kaduna State Government Called for Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Programme 2023

Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2023 | The program aims to create a network of high potential young Nigerians who are expected to rise to senior leadership positions in the public sector and other fields of activity over the next decade.

  • There is no application fee or any cost to apply.
  • The Fellow will receive a salary and benefits equivalent to that of the Special Assistant to the Governor.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation (and breakfast) will be provided for the duration of the fellowship programme.

The Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship (KIF) is a one-year, non-partisan leadership training program for young Nigerians between the ages of 25-35. The one-year fellowship aims to create a network of high-potential young Nigerians who are expected to rise to senior leadership positions in the public sector and other fields of activity over the next decade. Founded in 2018, KIF is an initiative of the Kaduna State Government (KDSG).


Eligibility for Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2023:

  • Nigerian
  • Age range 25-35 years (maximum age 35 at the end of the fellowship)
  • Graduated from a recognized university
  • NYSC completed

Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Selection 2023:

  • Applications submitted on the portal before the specified deadline are automatically filtered for plagiarism and grammar. Those who obtain the required minimum score (final score) and beyond, reach the second round of assessments.
  • In the second round, each application is subject to an initial strength of argument and additional use of English language assessment by independent editors and successful applications move on to the third round of assessments.
  • In this third level, each application is reviewed by two members of the Steering Committee. They are scored based on use of English, persuasiveness of argument, demonstration of leadership/public service qualities and strength of a resume (CV) and letters of recommendation. Applicants who meet the final grade and beyond are contacted and asked to submit videos of themselves responding to the questions asked.
  • In the fourth stage, the videos are reviewed by the Steering Committee with the best being selected for consideration by the Board.
  • The Board then makes a final selection of the required number of Fellows who will make up the next cohort of Kachem Ibrahim Fellows.
  • Successful applicants are contacted by the KIF Secretariat and announced by the Governor at the unveiling ceremony.

NB: The application for admission to the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship is a completely online process.

How to Apply for Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship 2023

Applicants are required to write an essay based on the relevant essay topic (maximum 1000 words), submit a CV/CV (maximum 3 pages), and details of two (2) referees.

Work on your application at any time and submit it when you’re ready. After creating an account and accessing the online application, you can upload materials and request your letters of recommendation

An important part of the application is the personal statement where you have the opportunity to show what you have accomplished and what your goals are for the future as we want to see people who have a proven track record of change and are looking to make change as they go.

The most important criterion is that you have a genuine commitment to putting your new leadership skills to use to benefit your community, state, and Nigeria upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

Apply here

For more information, visit: Colleagues of Kashim Ibrahim

Registration deadline: February 8, 2023

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