PKSF, an apex development organization, works through an integrated network with an organizational structure to ensure that everyone is working towards achieving PKSF’s goal and objectives. The PKSF officials are keen to demonstrate skills and efficiency in performing their duties. Hired through a competitive and rigorous employment process, the staff are appointed on the merit of their proven talent and capability which are subsequently and regularly updated and sharpened through in-service training at various intervals. At present PKSF’s organizational structure comprises four divisions which are (1) Program Division (2) Administration Division (3) Finance Division (4) Audit Division and two units namely Research Unit and Environment and Climate Change Unit.
This division deals with the core microfinance programs of PKSF such as Jagoron, Agrosor, Buniad and Sufolon. It also manages the activities of Enterprise Development Unit, Insurance Unit, MIS Unit, IT Unit and three different projects namely, Promoting Agricultural Commercialization and Enterprises (PACE) Project, Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) and OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program. In addition, two special programs named Uplifting the Lives of Elderly People and Cultural and Sports Program work under this division. This division is headed by the Deputy Managing Director (Program). 96 officials are currently working in this division.
Administration Division is responsible to provide all kinds of administrative support to PKSF’s staff through its different units. General Administration, Publications and Communications, Library, Management and Legal Affairs are the main units of this division. It also operates 4 mainstream programs of PKSF named Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of the Poor Households Towards Elimination of their Poverty (ENRICH), Special Fund, Program-Support Fund (PSF) and Learning and Innovation Fund to Test New Ideas (LIFT). Besides, the core microfinance programs of PKSF such as Jagoron, Agrosor, Buniad and Sufolon are also directed under this division. Headed by the Deputy Managing Director (Administration), this division is equipped with a total of 72 officials.
The main task of the Finance Division is fund management as well as accounts related information management. In addition, this division also provides different types of financial information in response to the demands of the donor agencies and Bangladesh Government. Along with Program Division, Finance Division also deals with the core microfinance programs of PKSF, which are Jagoron, Agrosor, Buniad and Sufolon. This division comprises Finance and Accounts unit, Human Resource unit, Social Advocacy and Knowledge Dissemination unit, Training unit. Kuwait Goodwill Fund (KGF), Livestock Unit and Agriculture Unit. Besides, this division manages two projects namely UPP-Ujjibito and Low Income Community Housing Support (LICHS) Project. Through its HR unit, it provides necessary training at home and abroad to enhance skills and capacity of all the staff of PKSF. It is headed by the Deputy Managing Director (Finance). A total of 81 officers are now working under this division.
Audit division provides a number of important services to PKSF management to ensure the accountability and transparency of PKSF. Detecting and preventing fraud, testing internal control and monitoring compliance with PKSF’s policy and government regulation are the key responsibilities of this division. This division exclusively reports to the Managing Director and is headed by one General Manager. Under this Division there are two wings: Internal Audit and External Audit. Internal audit deals with the audit related affairs of both PKSF and POs. External Audit wing coordinates the tasks of external audit of both PKSF and POs through enlisted audit firms. A total of 20 officers are now working under this division.
PKSF conducts research through its Research division. The main areas of research include assessment of the core programs/interventions of PKSF, their impact, appraisal of a certain aspects of problem, action research, or policy related issues. The division conducts its research activities in three ways: by its own staff; jointly with research and academic institutions at home and abroad; and through outsourcing. This division is headed by a Director. A total of 04 officers are now working in thisdivision.
Environment and Climate Change Unit
Recently, PKSF has established Environment Unit which will deal with the climate change related issues in Bangladesh and take practical actions to increase the resilience of the communities who are prone to the adverse impacts of climate change. This unit is operated by 01 official under supervision of the Director.
As of 11 October 2017, PKSF management team is comprised of 377 talented and committed staff, which includes 200 regular officers, 101 support staff, 61 project officers and 15 contractual personnel.