Team Spotlight: Paul Nindi
By Erika Amaya, Communications Associate, BID Initiative
Nov 30, 2015
Posted in General
The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Paul Nindi, Systems Implementation Specialist in Zambia.
My work entails playing around with software, hardware, technical/systems support, system trainings, dealing with procedures and processes, requirements analysis, systems configurations, as well as fighting with users in a good way.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Two things that always hang on my mind: architecture and a movie director. I would want to do architecture. I get fascinated at beautiful creative buildings. Sometimes I walk through town and imagine a better version of it as if I am a town planner. I love movies because it is a piece of a creative mind. I’ve always believed I have a great imagination and I would want to be able to direct a movie one day.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? I am mostly an outdoor person. I love adventure and hanging out with friends. I like sports activities too (football, volleyball, pool etc.). Indoors: I would probably be glued to my computer trying out something new or else dozing :). But when I get married I will try cooking with my wife.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning plates. I will most likely design a system for cleaning plates. (I have done a requirements analysis already.)
What is one of your favorite quotes? I believe we are all interdependent and my favorite quote is, “A sharp razor cannot cut a tree and neither can a sharp axe be used to cut hair.’’ Everyone is important according to their purpose. Never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes.
Who is your hero? My granddad. He was very hard working and played a bigger role in my upbringing. He was not educated but he believed in education so much. He would sit with me and take a long time to analyze a report form and encourage me to work hard in things he didn’t even understand. That used to inspire me. I also learnt how to survive from him.
What do you like most about your job? I.T is diverse and it always gives an opportunity to interact on different platforms. Being able to be toasted around different directions and seeing things from a different perspective to give solutions gives me satisfaction. I like the learning aspect of it—I am constantly learning something new, either technology wise, and/or about people and their way of living and doing things.