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Announcement of 2023 Job Vacancies at FATE Foundation

FATE Foundation is Nigeria’s foremost enterprise support organisation founded in 2000 by Mr. Fola Adeola (Founder & Pioneer MD/CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank). FATE Foundation’s mission is to empower aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs with the skills they need to start, grow and scale their businesses. The organization has reached over 180,000 entrepreneurs across 24 states since inception through her various workshops and flagship programs.

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We are currently recruiting to fill the following full-time vacant positions. Please see below or visit for more details.

  • Associate, AEP Futuremakers
  • Recruiter, The FATE School

Job Summary: We are looking for an innovative, results-oriented, and highly organized Associate, AEP Futuremakers who is passionate about promoting inclusion among people living with disabilities and helping them start and grow their businesses.

The ideal candidate will oversee and ensure the implementation and delivery of aspiring entrepreneurs’ programs and projects for women, students, and persons with disabilities (PwD) in line with FATE school strategic direction and focus areas.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy to drive active participation and engagement of the program participants.
  • Engage and promote the active participation of participants with disabilities, regularly follow up with the participants and ensure that the program materials are relevant and accessible.
  • Improve programs offered to participants by staying informed of development trends on best practices and improving existing programs as well as creating new, innovative programs that align with the FATE School strategic goals.
  • Improve programs offered to participants by staying informed of development trends on best practices and improving existing programs as well as creating new, innovative programs that align with the FATE School strategic goals.
  • Provide mentoring, guidance, and supervision to all program participants.
  • Manage and update a comprehensive database of the program participants at the FATE School.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrable experience in project management, inclusive education, and partner engagement.
  • Experience in implementing programmes, including experience working with persons with disability and gender mainstreaming.
  • An understanding of and the commitment to the realization of the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast- paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all level of staff and constituents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trust and productive relationships.
  • Strong project management and planning skills.
  • Very strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Very good presentation and writing skills.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration, or any Social Science discipline from an accredited university.

Very strong interest and passion for the non-profit or development sector

Job Overview: We are looking for an organized and result-oriented Recruiter for the FATE School Division of FATE Foundation, who is passionate about sourcing and attracting suitable entrepreneurs for the FATE School programs.

The ideal candidate will support the Startups and Youth Enterprise Department to source, identify, attract and recruit entrepreneurs into our relevant pre-incubation and incubation programs and other programs in line with the FATE School strategic goals.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the recruitment and shortlisting of entrepreneurs in line with entrepreneur selection criteria and program requirements, this includes creating a schedule to ensure that the shortlisting and selection process takes place in line with the required time frames.
  • Advise prospective enrollees into FATE School of Entrepreneurship programs on programme choice, entry criteria, qualifications and scholarships (if available), referring them to other program staff as appropriate via phone calls, emails, chats, face-to-face or virtual meetings etc.
  • Develop recruitment strategies for FATE School of Entrepreneurship, implement and administer processes and procedures to enhance recruitment cycle.
  • Sourcing for entrepreneurs using effective, creative and innovative outreach techniques. This includes but is not limited to live streams on social media, radio and TV interviews, newspaper articles and physical visits to locations/spaces with our target entrepreneurs.
  • Build and maintain a database of entrepreneur pipeline for future needs, utilizing exciting and innovative strategies, particularly for our incubator programs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience with strong passion for startups and young entrepreneurs.
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude, able to work independently and take initiative with an eye for detail.
  • Great outgoing personality with effective communication and marketing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, Zoom, Microsoft Team, Google Docs/Calendar with strong digital literacy.
  • Ability to effectively use digital/social media platforms.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated creative approach to sourcing, attraction and candidate engagement.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Strong passion and interest for the development/non-profit sector.


  • Exciting, inspiring and growth-focused work environment.
  • Opportunity to meet with innovative entrepreneurs and impact Nigeria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Opportunity to build your digital and financial literacy skills.
  • Intentional learning & development opportunities.
  • Opportunity to develop and sharpen your personal leadership and communication skills.
  • Hands-on learning experience, strong job ownership, career and professional growth opportunities.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to [email protected] using the job title as the subject of your email.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Application Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023.

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