Meet MultChoice’s campaign programmer

Heita is all about planning and willpower

31 January 2020 | People

Michelline Nawatises



Lenis Heita (23) got his first job opportunity as an intern at Standard Bank Namibia in 2016 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in software engineering. In 2017, he was granted a permanent offer as a software developer and in 2018, he completed an honours degree in software engineering, majoring in mobile development. In August 2019, Heita was employed at MultiChoice Namibia as a campaign programmer.

Heita’s role is to execute campaigns and deliver regular reports of campaign results and effectiveness, including analysis and evaluation of key performance indicators (KPIs). One of his challenges is adjusting to the learning curve.

“Learning new technologies and methods is always a difficult thing, especially when entering a new field,” Heita says.

His typical workday starts with getting to the office at least 15 minutes early to plan the day. “I jot down all the tasks I must complete and prioritise them depending on their urgency and importance,” he adds.

Heita then checks his emails and calendar, and sends out daily communications. This way, he increases his pace of doing work and becomes more productive during the day.

Heita says he was inspired by his teachers. “I can’t even imagine what it would have been like to teach me and my classmates back in the day.” He recalls how he and his classmates would give the teachers a tough time. “We were notorious, but smart learners at the same time. Kudos to the people who choose to dedicate their lives to helping us learn and grow.”

His advice to young people is that it is “it is okay to fail” as it is not the end of the world to get rejected. “There are no failures, only stepping stones to help you become the best version of yourself. You must go through many challenges to learn how to be successful,” he says.

His long-term goals involve growing with a company where he can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities, and contribute as much value as possible. One thing he wishes he knew more about is hardware programming.

Heita’s biggest fear is getting sidetracked when it comes to meeting his targets. “I am a driven person, but I know how easy it is to get distracted,” he says.

He mentions that childhood was the best phase of his life. “During this stage, we normally have no responsibilities or worries. We receive pure love from families and friends and our mistakes were considered innocent and we were forgiven most of the time.”

If he had an opportunity to change anything in the world, Heita would make sure that everyone had the same opportunities, as people need a chance to become who they want to be regardless of where they come from, their skin colour or religion.

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