Co-founder and Chairman
Mr. Roy started his career in the broad domain of Research and Development in Bangladesh and later worked overseas. He studied Statistics and Econometrics at University of Dhaka and trained on monitoring, evaluation, project management, organizational development, and communication in Canada and USA. He has have around 20 years of experience working with different agencies like Enfants Du Monde, Aga Khan Foundation, UNICEF, and DANIDA. He co-founded the survey, research, and management consultancy firm – Capacity Building Service Group (CBSG) – in 2003. Over the past 17 years, has been able to establish strong toehold and trust among donor agencies, private companies, and government institutions through commitment and quality work. To keep pace with the trend of technology based solutions, he set up another IT company – CBSG Informatix – in 2015 which provides solutions like web design, MIS design, and ERP design, and provides training. In January 2020, he embarked on another e-commerce venture -penrpencil.com, a social business with the mission to provide one stop solution for the offices and educational institutions towards generating scholarship fund to support talented and poor students in Bangladesh.
Co-founder and Advisor
Mr. Rahman is the co-founder CBSG and working as advisor of the organisation. He is an MBA (IBA) by training and is one of the frontline Organizational Development (OD) specialists in Bangladesh. Educated and trained in USA, Canada, India and Bangladesh, Mr. Rahman takes pride in his excellent track record in Facilitating, training, and consulting in the areas of organizational and human resources development, and on various developmental issues for the last 15 years. He held key positions in various development organizations for more than a decade. He regularly provides consultancy in overseas as well as in country on his area of expertise.
Dr. Rita Sen, Ph.D
Social Research and Gender Specialist
Dr. Sen has an illustrious career in social and gender related research, program evaluation and learning activities. She is a social scientist and earned her Ph.D in women empowerment. She held senior positions in different national and international organization as Researcher, Programme Director, Research Director and Gender Specialist. She worked as gender and social development specialist in evaluations and research various program including reproductive and public health, women rights, livelihood development, migration, and commercial sex exploitation. She has mastery on various evaluation methodologies including PRA and appreciative inquiry and trained on qualitative research methodologies in UK, Canada and India. She held senior positions in the research and evaluation division of BRAC, Save the Children, ILO, Concern Worldwide, WorldFish, and Oxfam-UK. At World Fish and so on.
HM Simon Sunny
Data Analysis Manager
Mr. Sunny is working as a Data Analysis Manager at CBSG. He completed his post-graduation in Population Science and HRD from public University. He is well conversant with MS Access, SPSS, STATA for performing statistical analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and skilled at developing relational electronic database applications with SurveyCTO, ODK and CSPro. He is ingenious in designing data template, planning and supervising data entry, error management, quality control of data and maintaining database. He is specialized in developing and managing mobile-technology/tablet-based field surveys using software solutions like CSPRO, SurveyCTO and other ODK platforms that allow real-time digitization and processing of data. Set up survey protocol program for server and individual data entry devices.
Anika Shaheen Shithi
Ms. Anika is the Program Manager at CBSG. She is a post graduate in Business studies from the University of Dhaka. Additionally, she got a diploma in Human Resource Management from Bangladesh Institute of Management. Before joining CBSG, worked in senior management positions in reputed organisations such as SRGB, Global Research and Marketing among others. She successfully managed large-scale development projects and involved with knowledge management and learning activities. Ms. Anika has excellent analytical writing ability and earned a lot of credibility for CBSG in our clientele base.
Head of IT
Ms. Marjia Khan is the head of IT at CBSG. She is a Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) graduate and has proven track record of providing IT solutions to national and International agencies. Ms Marjia has been providing technical support in IT and Automation areas since 2019. She served in reputed software companies and lad more that 12 ERP system development in various work stream. She regularly provides IT solutions of US based companies from Bangladesh. Besides, working as back-bone of our IT systems, she manages PenRpencil com, an e-commerce site and provides technical assistance to cbsg-Informatix, a IT solution company.
Rasna Shamim is the youngest team member in the CBSG family. She is a Social Science graduate with excellent academic record at her school and college level. She has strong business and marketing aptitude. Besides her field research engagement for over past two years, she worked as a Marketing Executive in a reputed corporate house. As an excellent communicator she plays an instrumental role in dealing our high profile clients.
SM Tofazzel Hossain
Research and Survey Coordinator
Mr. Tofazzel is senior member of CBSG team. Having MSS degree in Social Welfare from the university of Dhaka, Mr. Tofazzel served in many national and international agencies mostly at senior management level positions. His sectorial experience includes health & nutrition, human rights, anti-trafficking advocacy, capacity building of local government institutions and so on. He managed and coordinated large-scale research and survey projects of CBSG including project with Facebook and GFEEM. Besides, Mr Tofazzel has an excellent track record of coordination with Government departments and managing complex research projects of Bi-lateral partners.
Officer - Admin and Program
Shahida Soma is working at CBSG as Officer, Admin and Program. She is a social science graduate and has served national and international agencies in similar positions. Before joining CBSG, she worked with an international agency as field research officer. Ms. Soma has recently underwent a short course on human resource and administrative management. She has successfully managed as many as six field surveys in various work-stream including food security, livelihood, human rights, health and nutrition.
Mr. Mahfujur Rahman works in the capacity of Research Officer at CBSG. He is an Economist by training and has strong aptitude in programmatic and social research. Besides, he has considerable experience in project cycle management including evaluation studies. He has strong skill to present survey findings in analytical writing with infographics. Mr. Mahfuj effectively contributes to CBSG contracted research and survey projects in the area of research tool design, field implementation of survey, data quality assurance and data analysis.
Mozahidul Islam Nayon
Head Organization Development (OD)
Md. Mozahidul Islam is a senior member of Capacity Building Service Group (CBSG), and has been contributing to organisation development program and soft-skill training since 2009. Mr. Islam possesses strong expertise and experience in the areas off rights-based development programming, policy influencing and cluster development of Cottage Small and Medium Enterprise (CSMEs). Besides, he had long engagement in promoting the rights of socially excluded and marginalized communities of Bangladesh. He is an enlisted trainer and resource person of BDjobs.com for high profile professional development courses. He led CBSG assignments with UNICEF for communication campaign for promoting salt-iodization – managed district and sub-district level training and workshops with multi-stakeholders including government officials, schools’ teachers and people engaged in salt industries. As part of CBSG OD program and facilitation team, he facilitated over 20 OCA sessions with civil society organisations and imparted soft-skill training for over 15 NGOs.
Airin Akter is currently working as a GIS Specialist at CBSG. She completed her Masters and Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environment, from University of Dhaka. She achieved a Research Fellowship Award fully funded by USAID and YouthMappers. She is skilled at implementing research methodology, assisting in data management, and analyzing the results of the research. Her educational background and experiences reflect a commitment and ability to plan, design, and implement research activities, training management, communication with local level people, etc. She has credentials of using the digital platforms of data visualization like ArcGIS-10.5, 10.6, 10.7, Erdas Imagine 2018, QGIS 2.18, Mapillary, etc.
Head of Finance and Admin
Mr. Mahmudur is the head of Finance and Admin at CBSG. He gained professional accounting and management knowledge through training and work experiences. He achieved mastery in Tally and other accounting packages. He supervises other junior officers involved in accounting functions of CBSG sister concerns. Mr. Mahmud has a thorough understanding about rules and compliance issues of International Development and Bi-lateral agencies including USAID. He has special technical skill on VAT and TAX matters. He prepares financial statements of the organisation periodically and presents to the board meeting to get concurrences.
Mr. Avijit is a computer science graduate from a private university. He has been working in automation and ICT areas of CBSG since 2020. Avijit has strong coding skill in PHP and Laravel. Besides, he has hands-on programming skills in SurveyCTO and ODK platforms. He provides programming service to encode mobile data collection packages in Android Operating system. He developed two large scale data entry packages in SurveyCTO for USAID sponsored survey projects in 2020. Mr. Avijit has data management skill in STATA and SPSS.
Program Support and Logistics In-charge
Mr. Shahinur Islam has been working with CBSG since 2009. As a logistics and program support staff, he successfully supported and organised events for large-scale ICT training program conducted in 147 batches in 16 districts. He is an instrumental staff CBSG who ensures readiness of ICT facilities including tablets, loaded with data collection application and automation facilities for presentation to large audiences. He provides sourcing as well as delivery support to our social enterprise penRpencil.com
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