SPFMSP Team Members

Md. Azizul Alam is the National Project Director (NPD) of Strengthening Public Financial Management (SPFMSP) project and an Additional Secretary of Ministry of Finance of Bangladesh. He is the focal point for social protection, coordinate financing SSNPs, gender budget report, support disability, child focused budgeting.

ataurMd. Ataur Rahman is the Executive Director (in-charge) of “Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection” (SPFMSP) Project, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance. He obtained a BSc Ag (Hons) and an MSc in Agriculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymenshing and Post Graduate Diploma in Good Governance. He has also got different types of national and international training from different institutions. He has long experience in the field administration. He has been working in the field administration as well as different ministries in different capacity like Assistant Commissioner & Magistrate, Assistant Commissioner (Land), Revenue Deputy Collector (RDC), Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), Senior Assistant Secretary, Deputy Director (DMTBF) Project, Deputy Director (Basic Literacy) Project and Deputy Secretary.

Siddiqur Rahman ChoudhurySiddiqur Rahman Choudhury is working as an Acting (Deputy) Team Leader of Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP) project. He is a former Secretary of Ministry of Finance of Bangladesh. Mr. Choudhury held many important positions during his service to the Government of Bangladesh. Currently, he works also as a Director and Member of Social Marketing Company (SMC) of Bangladesh.

moinMoin Chowdhury is the Project Manager for Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP) project. Previously he has managed the finances and administration of DfID-Bangladesh’s flagship, award-winning extreme poverty reduction intervention, The Chars Livelihoods Programme Phase 2 (CLP2 £82.7M) as the Finance Director. Moin began his career as an officer in the Bangladesh Army. During his time in the Army, he was assigned as the Operations Officer at the Forces Headquarters of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) in 2001. Moin has an MBA from CASS Business School, City University, London in his credit. Besides MBA, he also achieved Masters of Defence Studies (MDS) degree from the Defence Services Command and Staff College in Bangladesh.

manzoorMd. Manzoor Alam Bhuiyan is a Social Protection Specialist (SPS) for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs in the Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP) Project. He Obtained an MSS in Economics, MBA and LLB Degree. He has vast experience in the field administration. He has also got different types of national and international training from different institutions. He has been working in the field administration as well as different ministries in different capacity like Assistant Commissioner & Magistrate, Assistant Commissioner (Land), Nezarat Deputy Collector (NDC), Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Deputy Commissioner (DC), Deputy Secretary and joint Secretary.

A K M ShamsuddinA.K.M Shamsuddin is currently working for the Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP) Project of the Finance Division as Social Protection Specialist (SPS) of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MOPME). He is a retired Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh and worked as Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass education. After retirement from government service in 2007, he worked in some very import projects of the GOB as a consultant. He also worked directly with different development partners as a consultant. He worked in the diplomatic circle also and was the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Kenya.

abdul-matinMd. Abdul Matin Chowdhury is currently working as a Social Protection Specialist for Ministry of Education under Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP) project. He had been working for a long time in the field of poverty alleviation, income generation, self-employment, education, skill development, gender issues, disaster management, administration of land and criminal justice and management of labour migration. He previously worked for the Government of Bangladesh in different capacities at the field and the policy levels.

Kazi Ariful Huda is currently working as a Social Protection Specialist for Ministry of Social Welfare (MoSW) under the Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP) project. He has more than thirty years’ experience in multi-sectoral development project management and technical assistance in the area of Social Protection and development programs. He also provided consultancy services as National Consultant at the World Bank, DSS of MoSW, National Consultant of Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, ILO, SDC, UN Women and IOM, UNICEF, GTZ, Comic Relief UK, Boom NL, AKF UK, CRI UK, CARE International, DAM UK, BRAC etc. He previously worked with a number of INGOs and national NGOs such as SC Australia, Tere des Hommes NL, Concern Worldwide etc.

Md Golam MoulaMd. Golam Moula is currently working as the Finance Manager of Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP) Project. Moula is an accounting professional working in development field last 24 years in line with finance, administrative and HR management in Bangladesh. He is a master degree holder in accounting with CA course completed. He worked as the managerial position in different international development agencies likes; Save the Children-USA, Concern Worldwide-Ireland, Room to Read-USA and many other organizations. Moula has highly professional experience and strong skill in the field of finance and administrative works.

Tareq SalahuddinTareq Salahuddin is working as a Communications Specialist for SPFMSP project. Tareq has working experience in Communications for Development (C4D) and advocacy. He worked for Economic Empowerment of the Poorest (EEP/Shiree) project, Unicef Bangladesh, UNDP Bangladesh (UPPR and A2I Project), InnerPower, Dhaka Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project, WaterAid Bangladesh, Save the Children-UK, Safety Assistance for Emergencies (SAFE), Bangladesh Thalassemia Foundation, News Hour, The Daily Star, The Independent and many other organizations. He writes articles in different media. Tareq is skilled with content writing, desktop publishing, graphics design, web design, photography, documentary production, social networking etc.

Justus OgunaJustus O. Oguna – a successful and talented IT Consultant with extensive experience in ICT including System Analysis, Design and Development, Project Management, Technical Documentation, Web Development, Systems Administration, Systems Training, Systems Support and Maintenance and vast Internet Technologies experience. He has more than 6 years’ experience in reviewing and developing MIS for Social Protection having worked in Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Somaliland and now in Bangladesh social protection programmes as MIS Consultant.

Md. Arif Hasan Md. Arif Hasan is currently working as a National MIS Coordinator for the SPFMSP Project. He has more than 27 years of experiences in the field of Information Technology specializing in Design and Development of MIS, IT management, IT Project management, IT application development and maintenance, business process analysis and design, development and implementation of information systems especially Financial System. He successfully worked as a MIS Specialist and managed IT unit in various projects both in the public and private sectors, funded by World Bank, European Union (EU), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Department of International Development (DFID),CIDA, AUSAID, NORAD, Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), UN Organization and other donors. He graduated in Computer Science & Engineering in 1989 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and also completed MBA with major MIS.

kavimDr. Kavim V. Bhatnagar is a Social Protection Economist. He has an in in-depth knowledge and broad based experience in designing, developing and articulating inclusive pension systems in developing countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh (Ongoing), Rwanda, Cambodia etc. and has vast experience of implementing inclusive contributory and co contributory pensions for the poor in India. A specialist in development economics, social protection, social security and inclusive growth, he brings to the table a unique combination of an ex Indian civil servant (voluntarily retired in 2012) with a broad canvas on strengthening public financial management in social protection policy and strategy; a researcher and a writer, a consultant on PFM pension reforms and social protection and implementer of inclusive pension reforms –formal and informal sector. His achievements include Micro Pension Innovation in India including designing, innovating, testing, rolling out and implementing individual account based co/contributory micro pensions for the working poor and labour classes. An MBA and a PhD in Management (Pension Economics) he is well accomplished with vast research, consulting and implementation experience and has written extensively on inclusive finance, pension and development sector in refereed journals; presented several research papers at national and international conferences and has made substantial impact on Public Policy Domain and Governance. He is also a visiting faculty at the South Africa based Economic Policy and Research Institute (EPRI), National Academy for Training and Research in Social Security, Ministry of Labour, Government of India; Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) Bangalore (IIMB), Indore (IIMI), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has rendered consultancy on projects to the ADB, DFID, KfW, UNDP, World Bank, etc.

Naheed Sultana is working as a Social Protection Specialist for Capacity Development & Institution Building with SPFMSP Project of Maxwell Stamp Plc. in Bangladesh. Her professional responsibility with MSP relates with Assessment of capacity and learning needs of GoB officials who are working with Social Protection Program in Bangladesh. She coordinates study visits and other national and international capacity building events for GoB officials, planning and delivery of training events, network training and workshops. Organizing logistics of internal and external SPFMSP training events including liaising with external training providers, arranging suitable venues, publicity and delegates bookings, answering delegate queries, monitor attendance, assist in creating a working registration through intranet and dealing with any problems which might arise. Support/manage the production of seminars and conferences. She evaluates effectiveness of capacity building interventions through feedback from participants, measures impact through various research methods. Naheed Sultana has over 20 years of experience as a Training Specialist. She worked in that capacity for International Fertilizer Development Center, Counterpart International, and Academy for Educational Development, Plan International, PRIP Trust, Save the Children (USA), and BRAC. She has obtained a Master’s in Education from Queen’s University in Canada and a Masters in Social Work from Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. Core areas of her interests are but not limited to broadly Capacity building and mainstreaming gender in the organization. She has professional knowledge on, gender analysis, gender audit, client needs assessment, design & implement gender awareness training, gender policy formulation & monitoring of implementation, integration of gender in program planning, steps against gender-based violence, writing report, appraise proposal & organization review.

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