The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Department of Continuing Education and Education Management at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany are jointly organising the DIES University Leadership and Management Training Programme UNILEAD in Oldenburg, enabling young management-level professionals at higher education institutions in developing countries to tackle successfully every-day challenges.

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UNILEAD focuses on three key areas:
*1. Project Management (PM).* This includes courses on Strategic Management in Projects, Methodology of Project Management and Risk Management
*2. Financing and Investment (F&I).* This includes general financing strategies, operating with financial plans, control of solvency as well as the knowledge of and use of investment tools and concepts.
*3. Management of Human Resources (HRM). *This includes courses on Instruments of Human Resource Development, Leadership, Conflict Management and Communication.

Applications can be submitted via the online application form on the UNILEAD-website at

_*Strict closing date of the application is October, 12th 2015, 23:59 Central European Time.*_
Following information and documents are requirements for an application:

1.  Application Form including Project Proposal – using the online-form provided on the website
2. Letter of Motivation including date and signature – uploaded to online-application form as pdf-file.
3. Letter of recommendation from university top management including  date and signature where the managerial qualifications and leadership competencies and the future potential of the candidate are briefly described – uploaded to online-application form as pdf-file.
4. Proof of excellent English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate) will be an asset (pdf-file).

Phone interviews will be organised with short listed candidates to guarantee the requested proficiency. The Selection Committee composed of high profile Higher Education Management experts and staff of DAAD meets at the beginning November 2015.

*Kindly forward to prospective candidates (see further information attached). Do not hesitate to also advertise the LEAD programme amongst colleagues above 40. The age limit is a rather soft factor amongst the application requirements. Regional characteristics regarding age and carrer advancement would be taken into account. *

Kind regards
Hanna Schlingmann