UONGOZI Institute invites applications for a partially-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Programme from Senior Leaders in the Public, Private and Civil Society Organisations within East Africa. The Programme, undertaken in collaboration with Aalto University Executive Education of Finland, includes 10 modules that are run over the course of one year. It aims to develop leadership competencies in three areas; Making Strategic Choices, Leading People and Other Resources and Excelling in Personal Leadership Qualities. This is the third cohort to undertake this Programme.

Facilitated by world-class professors and experts in leadership from around the world, the Programme is designed to encourage participants to challenge their thinking as they broaden their competencies in visioning, planning and inspiring others through advanced strategic communication. It will motivate the participants to become better designers and innovators of effective structures and systems for better results. Each module runs for between 2-3 days of in-class workshops and online individual or group assignments.

What the Scholarship Covers

  1. 50% of the tuition fees (EUR 4,000)
  2. Learning and training materials, including stationery
  3. All meals and refreshments during training hours

*A limited number of full-tuition scholarships will be available for qualified Public Senior Leaders.

Participants will be responsible for

  1. 50% of the tuition fees (EUR 4,000)
  2. Daily Subsistence Allowance (Per Diem) for each module
  3. Transportation allowance to attend each module
  4. On-transit expenses, incidentals and medical coverage

Programme Requirements

Completion of the Programme requires attending all modules and completing several written pre- and post-assignments and four graded exams. On successful completion, candidates will earn 18 European credits; all of which are eligible to be transferred towards the Aalto Executive MBA or Aalto MBA Programme. 

Application Requirements

An official recommendation and commitment letter from the employer to confirm the participant’s commitment and employer’s full support to participate in the Programme for one year.

Required Documents

  1. Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (not exceeding 2 pages)
  2. Cover letter (not exceeding one page)
  3. An essay (between 450- 500 words) explaining the candidate’s leadership successes, challenges and motivation for applying for the Programme
  4. Reference and commitment letter signed by the candidate and his/her employer
  5. Certified copies of original academic certificates

Selection Criteria and Qualifications

Candidates need to meet with the following entry requirements:

  • Minimum five years of work experience in a managerial or senior specialist position
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Recommendation from employer

Tentative Schedule of the Programme

April 2019: Opening, Reflective and Inspirational Leader

May 2019: Strategy Formulation and Implementation

August 2019: Developing Financial Skills

September 2019: Leading for results

October 2019: Design Thinking for Organisational Development

November 2019: Sustainable Development

January 2020: Ethical Leadership

February 2020: Strategic Communication

March 2020: Human Resource Management for Executives

April 2020: Leading Change, Graduation


Dar es Salaam and Arusha (Specific location will be determined for each module).

How to Apply

Submit your applications to:

The Chief Executive Officer

UONGOZI Institute

P.O. Box 105753

Dar es Salaam

Or email to pgd@uongozi.or.tz

Deadline for Receiving Applications: Friday, 15th February, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. For more information on the Post-graduate Diploma in Leadership, go to www.uongozi.or.tz/postgraduate-diploma