ARS-Bangladesh has a flock of professional staff with extensive experience and specialization in the areas of microfinance, agriculture, Solar, Biogas, Improved Cook-Stove, fisheries, health, sanitation, education, environment, community development etc. At present, including field and part time staff, ARS-Bangladesh is being assisted by about 335 personnel.
Capacity Building & Refreshment Training for Staff
ARS-Bangladesh organizes staff meeting, reporting meeting, training and various workshops at its own officers monthly. The organization regularly imparts training for its members on income generating activities at its office built on own land at Jogohati Village, Jessore Sadar Upazila of Jessore district. All officers and employees of ARS-Bangladesh ensure their presence in monthly and quarterly meeting. This training has put emphasis on enhancing professional skills and knowledge of staff members and volunteers directly involved in microfinance operation. Both internal and external resource persons conducted sessions on microfinance management, savings, IGA & SME development, group development, basic accounting, computer application, office management and monitoring & evaluation. A total of 75 managerial staff, 479 field level staff and 40 volunteers have received theoretical and applied training provided by Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA), National Social Welfare Council, Credit Development Forum (CDF), ARS-Bangladesh Microcredit Development & Research Centre (ARS-MDRC).
This training is imparted to staff members of the organization to enhance their capacity in program delivery. Both internal and external resource persons conducted sessions on microfinance management, savings, IGA & SME development, group development, basic accounting, computer application, office management and monitoring & Evaluation.