Evelyn is a Content Supervisor at Human Network International who prides in making a difference in people's lives as she connects them to technology
For every student leaving university, the world ahead is filled with great uncertainty.The question to which they are supposed to find an answer is, "What next after University?".In today's career spotlight, we feature an incredible lady who found that answer in quite an amazing way. This lady is Amanda Evelyn Baatyo, A Content Supervisor at Human Network International, a global development organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to individuals and organizations working in the developing world. This is what we asked
Oh my...Where do i start from. Well, in my last semester of my final year, one of the hardest questions for many finalists suddenly hit me."now that your finishing campus,what next? Where do you go from here".Honestly i didn't have an answer to this question.
It really got me thinking but couldn't figure it out. Its around that time that all you hear from majority of the finalists is about jobs, apply here,apply there..interview...I happen to have missed the second class by a few points and this did nothing but to demoralize me the more.The future seemed blurred as it seemed like there were no opportunities for a fresh graduate like me that had missed the first class.
I found my answer in the Lord after my University Alumnus, Roland shared how he got his first job without even presenting his academic papers attributing his success to God . I was greatly encouraged to keep trusting God. All the days that followed i would say affirmations to myself and also prayed to God
On the day i officially left campus, was my reporting day for my first job at Murchison Electric Company.A place i worked for close to two months before i joined Human Network International as a Content Supervisor.This was a link that a friend shared with me and told me to look through the terms of reference and see if i could handle then try my luck.I was excited and first thing next day in office i applied for the job.A week later i was notified that i had been among the finalists for the interviews.What a joy i felt. I got through the first round with the Country Manager, next round is was with the regional director .
These were interviews that tested IQ, ettiquette and creativity which we are not mainly taught in a classroom setting. We are 2 finalists and i emerge as the winner after a series of interviews, follow ups and submissions.
Organisations, companies and partners are looking for abilities beyond what your academic papers say. The qualifications will open doors for you but there is a lot more you need to keep in there.Above all, God listens to prayer!His timing is perfect.
It calls for lots of innovation and creativity to serve your target population accordingly.There is always something new to learn.
I would say one needs a good attitude, willingness to serve beyond self and the creativity!Thinking outside the box.Different projects come with different requirements hence requiring different approach
I did Bachelors of science in quantitative economics at Makerere University. There was a lot i studied but with my kind of work, those that stand out are data analysis,communication skills, decision theory and Research.
These are "classroom based" and directly related with my day to day roles. However, there are things i learnt outside class that have been very helpful such as self drive. Unlike in school where you run by the school program, on campus it is totally different.You have no teachers following up on you (to make sure your in the right place at the right time).
So at the end of the day if you want to achieve something you have to be your own leader.Set your personal objectives,targets and values. To date before i start my day, i write first.This helps me priotize and and make evaluation easy.
My fulfilling moments are those when you get to listen to stories of people who are being impacted by the work your doing and living a better life.
We are in an era where almost everything is going digital. ICT4D is one the most powerful tools for development.The opportunities are enormous.
First, Trust in the lord at all times.Commit your plans to the Almighty and he will establish them.Strive to be better every other day.Open to learning and ready to bring on your creativity and innovation