Since the start of the year, we have engaged our team members, who work tirelessly to support our work in seven African countries and beyond. Through the #FacesofPIN campaign, we highlight what they do for the organisation, their inspiration, and lessons, among others.
In this edition, we spoke to our Senior Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning, Samuel Ojezele, and this is what he had to say:
What do you do for the organization?
I work as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Lead, which entails the design, implementation, and management of systems for program and project monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on promoting data-driven decision-making and enhancing performance.
What is your inspiration, or what inspires you in life?
I am inspired by the opportunity to make a meaningful impact within my organization and society. Knowing that my work contributes to positive change and serves a larger purpose is a strong motivator.
What do you love about your job?
I find satisfaction in the knowledge that my work directly contributes to the improvement of programs, policies, and projects, leading to positive outcomes for individuals, communities, and the organization.
What do you love about PIN?
The ever-evolving nature of Paradigm Initiative provides opportunities for cognitive growth and the acquisition of new skills, which I find intellectually stimulating and rewarding.
What are some of the lessons you have learned over the years? (This could be regarding work or life.)
Don’t leave God out of your plans.
Always Keep Trying – Persistently endeavor to keep trying, no matter the obstacles you face.
Keep Learning – Learning is the biggest lesson in life. To live your life to the fullest, you have to keep learning.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time with my family, watching movies, and listening to gospel music.