Scholarship Announcement: 2020/21 Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership

Introduction

UONGOZI Institute invites applications for a partially-funded one-year Executive Programme, Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership from Tanzanian Senior Leaders in the Public, Private and Civil Society Organisations. The Programme, undertaken in collaboration with Aalto University Executive Education of Finland (Aalto EE), 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.

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 aims to motivate participants to become better designers and innovators of effective structures and systems for better results.

The Programme is designed for leaders who want to propel their professional development without putting their careers on hold. Each module runs for one month, consisting of 2-3 days in-class workshops and online individual or group assignments.

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 transferrable to the Aalto EE Executive MBA Programme or Aalto EE MBA Programme.

Scholarship Coverage

The tuition fee for the Programme is EUR 8,000. This scholarship covers:

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

The participants or their sponsors will be responsible for:

  1. 50% of the tuition fee (EUR 4,000)
  2. Daily Subsistence Allowance (Per Diem)
  3. Transport and on-transit expenses
  4. Incidentals and medical coverage

The registration process is complete ONLY when all balances have been remitted. 

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 letter indicating sponsorship commitment signed by the candidate and his/her sponsor
  5. Certified copies of original academic certificates. UONGOZI Institute reserves the rights to verify certificates with issuing institution.
  6. Commitment letter from the employer to confirm the applicant’s full participation in the Programme.

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
  • Advanced command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proficiency in writing academic papers

Tentative Programme Schedule 

April 2020: Opening, Reflective and inspirational leader

May 2020: Strategy Formulation and Implementation

August 2020: Developing Financial Skills

September 2020: Leading for results

October 2020: Design Thinking for Organisational Development

November 2020: Sustainable Development

January 2021: Ethical Leadership

February 2021: Strategic Communication

March 2021: Human Resource Management for Executives

April 2021: Leading Change, Graduation

Venue

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

How to Apply

Submit your applications or the names of selected candidates to

The Chief Executive Officer

UONGOZI Institute

P.O. Box 105753

Dar es Salaam

Or email to pgd@uongozi.or.tz

Deadline

All applications must be received by Friday, 10thJanuary, 2020 at 17:00 hours (EAT).Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. For more information about this Programme, please visit www.uongozi.or.tz/postgraduate-diplomaOnly successful candidates will be contacted.

2019 Leadership Essay Competition Winner announced

We are pleased to announce Panashe G.R. Gombiro from Zimbabwe as the winner of this year’s African Youth Leadership Essay Competition.

The Competition, organised annually by UONGOZI Institute, aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership and sustainable development.Since 2013, seven Competitions have been organised.

This year, African citizens between 18 – 25 years were asked to respond to the following question:

“If you were an African leader, how would you promote sustainable use of the renewable natural resources for fostering socio-economic transformation in Africa?”

Over 2,000 essays from 21 African countries were received and rigorously evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Originality, creativity, critical thinking (10 points)
  • Structure, organization/logical flow (3 points)
  • Content addressing the question above (7 points)

The four highest scoring essays determined the top four winners. The three runners-up following Gombiro are:

  • Kelvin Mugisha Mutagwaba (Tanzania) – 1st runner-up
  • Dimowo Ofuje Cosmas (Nigeria) – 2nd runner-up
  • Cissè N. Wassa (Ivory Coast) – 3rd runner-up

In recognition of their achievement, the overall winner and three runners-up were invited to attend the plenary session of the Africa Leadership Forum, convened by H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 29th – 30th August, 2019. They also attended the African Leadership Forum Gala Dinner on the 29th, where they were announced at an award ceremony, officiated by H.E. Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa.

The overall winner received a certificate and cash prize of $2,000. Cash prizes and certificates were also awarded to each runner-up.

UONGOZI Institute would like to thank each one of the 2,000+ young African citizens who participated in this year’s competition.

Read Gombiro’s Essay here:  THE EDUCATING, ADJUDICATING, COMMUNICATING AND EXECUTING ANTS

Find out what H.E. Mkapa said about Gambiro’s Essay

Panashe G.R. Gombiro (right) receives an award as overall winner of this year’s Competition from the former President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Thabo Mbeki (right).
The first runner-up of this year’s Competition, Kelvin Mugisha Mutagwaba (left), receives his award.
The second runner-up of this year’s Competition, Dimowo Ofuje Cosmas (left), receives his award.
The third runner-up of this year’s Competition, Cissè N. Wassa (left), receives her award.
The four winners of this year’s competition pose in a photo with the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan (1st row – middle); and former Presidents of Madagascar, Tanzania, Somalia and South Africa (2nd row).