Robyn on the rise

GIPF recently rewarded Robyn Nakaambo as an outstanding performer during the 2017/18 financial year.

08 February 2019 | People

Justicia Shipena



Robyn Nakaambo was born in Oshakati and raised in Windhoek and Bloemfontein.

She holds a double major degree in media (public relations) and industrial psychology, which she obtained at the University of Namibia (Unam).

Nakaambo is a communications officer for external stakeholders at the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF).

She commenced her work at GIPF in 2014.

Her roles include the updating and maintenance of the funds external social platforms such as its website and Facebook and Instagram pages.

She is a liaison officer between internal and external stakeholders, while also facilitating and executing external stakeholder engagements and coordinating material that is to be disseminated to the public.

Before joining GIPF Nakaambo worked at Energy 100FM as a communications officer and the ­Coca-Cola bottling company as a public relations officer.

She was recently rewarded for being an outstanding performer in the 2017/18 financial year.

Nakaambo told Careers she cannot choose her best career highlight so far, as she celebrates every little achievement as a highlight.

She said she gets excited about challenges because they ensure that she learns something new.

“My job is diverse; I'm exposed to plenty of challenges, from lack of relevant information, deadlines and lack of cooperation from individuals, just to mention a few,” she said.

She said she overcomes her challenges by creating a solution, as the show needs to go on and the job needs to be done.

She added that she asks questions when she does not understand, seeks guidance when the need arises and always asks advice.

Nakaambo said her colleagues in her department are all driven and have a great work ethic.

“I'm blessed to be a part of an amazing team; we are all different but come together so well, as we feed off each other's energy, so we work like a well-oiled machine,” she said.

She said young people should realise that the only competition they should be in is with themselves.

She added youth should always strive to be better than they were yesterday and refrain from comparing their journey to someone else's.

“You're unique and that's your power, so run your own race at your own pace,” she said.

Nakaambo is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys cooking so much that she is a self-proclaimed chef. She gets her inspiration from the little things in life.

She added that she does not share her future plans, but rather works toward her goals in silence, and only speaks when the achievements have been reached.

Besides being in the office, she is also a business owner. She owns Superlative Virgin Hair - an online boutique that sells Brazilian and synthetic hair as well as mink fur lashes.

She is also an award-winning TV presenter.

She presented the 2018 Simply You Magazine Awards and is also the presenter of Whata-Lifestyle - a weekly lifestyle programme which airs at 20:30 on Saturdays on NBC.

She has also been the master of ceremonies for various events.

Similar News

 

Aiming to make a positive contribution through ICT infrastructure...

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | People

Enzo AmueleBeatus Amadhila was recently appointed Powercom’s new chief executive officer, with effect from the start of June.“While I had to hit the ground running,...

Group sales manager shares his passion for people and...

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | People

Staff Reporter Ian Grassow is a proud Namibian, born in Walvis Bay, and is currently in the Group Sales division of Paratus Namibia.Ian has been...

When challenges become accomplishments

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | People

Wetumwene Shikage Simone Mouton is a senior consultant at Alexander Forbes (AF) Financial Services She was born in a small village in the...

The touch point of customer care

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | People

Michelline NawatisesPull Quote: “Serving clients with the best possible customer care MultiChoice has to offer is my top priority,” – Richard Strauss Richard Strauss grew...

The sky is the limit and Shali Shindume is...

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | People

Desiree Gases Shali Shindume hails from Okatope village in the Ohangwena Region, but he was born in Windhoek and spent his childhood in Katutura, both...

Making way for women in STEM

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | People

Jeanette Diergaardt Albertina Anderson, Aviation Meteorologist“We predict the weather and potentially save lives.”Albertina Anderson has been in the industry for over 12 years. With a...

FNB continues support of Edulution

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | People

Mariselle Stofberg FNB, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation, has again supported the Edulution programme with an amount of N$150 000 for the 2020/2021 year. Revonia...

Tsumeb mourns one of its own

1 week ago - 10 June 2021 | People

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIThe Tsumeb community was shocked by the death of teacher Lena Nakatana, who succumbed to Covid-19 on Thursday night.Nakatana had worked as a teacher...

The students’ president

1 week ago - 08 June 2021 | People

Rivaldo Kavanga Twenty-three-year-old Lucia Ndishishi was recently elected as the University of Namibia’s (Unam) student representative council (SRC) president for all 12 of its...

Star teacher of the week

1 week ago - 08 June 2021 | People

When and why did you decide to become a teacher?In school already. I loved certain teachers and subjects and knew I wanted to be the...

Latest News

EDITORIAL: The good and bad...

4 hours ago | Opinion

Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda passed away yesterday – and Namibia owes him a debt of eternal gratitude.Kaunda was a witty politician, revered statesman and...

Green scheme windfall for private...

4 hours ago | Agriculture

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKGovernment is set to offer its green schemes to private-public partners as...

Admin stumbling blocks in Fishrot...

4 hours ago | Justice

Marc Springer WINDHOEKMore than 18 months after their arrest, the 10 people charged in connection with the so-called Fishrot scandal are still...

Otjozondjupa vaccination campaign kicks off

4 hours ago | Health

ESTER KAMATI OTJIWARONGO The Otjozondjupa Region’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which started yesterday, is...

It’s comeback season for Magogoz...

4 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE WINDHOEK After taking some time off as a group to focus...

EES drops second single off...

4 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK Kwaito artist EES recently dropped his second single of the long-awaited ‘Game Changer’ album. Since the start of...

Olympic deadline looms

4 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKThe race to catch the deadline for qualification for the prestigious, multi-sport Olympic Games is on for Namibian athletes.The qualification deadline is 29 June...

How Veteran Mbaeva keeps Arrows...

4 hours ago | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISAWINDHOEKMaximilian Mbaeva was nowhere to be seen for the major part of the season but still, the team has always been keen to...

!Gawaxab: Economy needs vaccines

1 day - 17 June 2021 | Economics

PHILLEPUS UUSIKU - The successful procurement and expeditious rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in Namibia remain key to the extent and speed of the economic recovery,...

Load More