Staff

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Mark Atterton, Deputy Director – Human Rights Programme

Nationality: British
Previous occupation: Head of Region – Southern Africa, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Caritas International
Qualifications: Masters, Poverty Reduction & Development Management; Bachelor of Science, Geography Third World Studies
Areas of expertise: Governance and human rights programming from assessment and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, management and fundraising
RRRT start date: September 2014

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Ruby Awa, Senior Trainer

Nationality: Solomon Islander
Previous occupation: Barrister/Solicitor
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws; Professional Diploma in Legal Practice; Diploma in Legal Drafting
Areas of expertise: Legislative reform, human rights training and capacity building.
RRRT start date: June 2006

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Nicol Cave, Human Rights Training Adviser

Nationality: South African
Previous occupation: Team Leader, Public Health Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts Honours (Political Science); Bachelor of Arts (Double majors – Law & Political Science)
Areas of expertise: Programme management, curriculum and materials development, designing capacity building solutions and directing human rights advocacy and lobbying initiatives
RRRT start date: November 2014

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George Isom, Country Focal Officer, Federated States of Micronesia

Nationality: Solomon Islander
Previous occupation: Legal Counsel – Pohnpei State Environmental Protection Agency
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws; Professional Diploma in Legal Practice; Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting
Areas of expertise: Legislative change, violence against women, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.
RRRT start date: 29th October 2012

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Amelia Kamanalagi, Programme Assistant

Nationality: Fijian
Previous occupation: Training & Field Operations Coordinator for the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA).
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts
Areas of expertise: Events management, training and administration
RRRT start date: May 2013

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Eseta Lauti, Country Focal Officer, Tuvalu, Gender Affairs Department, Office of the Prime Minister

Nationality: Tuvaluan
Previous occupation: Secretary-General, Tuvalu Red Cross Society (TRC)
Qualifications: Master of Arts - International Relations
Areas of expertise: Diplomacy
RRRT start date: August 2013

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Ranadi Levula, Monitoring Support Officer

Nationality: Fijian
Previous occupation: Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant, Public Health Division, SPC
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Economics and Management & Public Administration; currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
Areas of expertise: Monitoring & evaluation and grants management
RRRT start date: August 2014

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Katrina Ma’u, Resource Trainer

Nationality: Tongan
Previous occupation: Political Issues Young Professional, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Qualifications: Masters of Arts (Human Rights & International Politics); Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Politics); Diploma in Communications
Areas of expertise: Coordinating the Legislative Lobbying Project now called Pacific People Advancing Change, human rights training and capacity building
RRRT start date: January 2013

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Rose Maebiru Martin, Country Focal Officer, Solomon Islands, Department for Women’s Affairs

Nationality: Solomon Islander
Previous occupation: Youth Advisor, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Areas of expertise: Policy development & implementation, elimination of violence against women, Women's Rights.
RRRT start date: June 2012

 

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Neomai Maravuakula, Resource Trainer

Nationality: Fijian
Previous occupation: Human Rights Training Officer with the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM)
Qualifications: Professional Diploma in Legal Practice; Bachelors of Law
Areas of expertise: Human rights training and capacity building, commercial law and program management
RRRT start date: July 2013

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Romulo Nayacalevu, Senior Trainer

Nationality: Fijian
Previous occupation: National Human Rights Officer, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Pacific Office
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws; Professional Diploma in Legal Practice; Master of Arts (Governance); Master of Arts (Diplomacy and International Affairs); Master of Laws
Areas of expertise: Human rights
RRRT start date:

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Amberoti Nikora, Country Focal Officer, Kiribati, Ministry of Internal and Social Affairs

Nationality: i-Kiribati
Previous occupation: Member of Parliament
Qualifications: Bachelor of Technology in Land Surveying; Diploma in Land Technology
Areas of expertise: Land surveying and mapping, community services, politics
RRRT start date: January 2013

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Shobna Prasad, Finance Support Officer

Nationality: Fijian 
Previous occupation: Financial Accountant at Hot Bread Kitchen
Qualifications: Diploma in Business Accounting, currently completing Bachelors Degree in Accounting
Areas of expertise: Financial Reporting, Corporate Accounting,  Budgeting & Forecasting, Grant Management, Audit, General Accounting, Cash Management
RRRT start date: April 2012

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Albert Seluka, Senior Trainer

Nationality: Tuvaluan
Previous occupation: Freelance Legal Specialist and Consultant
Qualifications: Master of Laws; Professional Diploma in Legal Practice; Bachelor of Laws
Areas of expertise: Legal advisory, national capacity development, program management, community development and training.
RRRT start date: July 2013

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Jilda Shem, Communications Officer

Nationality: Ni-Vanuatu
Previous occupation: Communications Adviser, Vanuatu Land Program
Qualifications: Master of Arts, International Development; Bachelor of Arts - Journalism, Literature & Language
Areas of expertise: Strategic communications and programme management
RRRT start date: January 2013

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Lilyanne Simpson-Jamieson, Administrative Assistant

Nationality: Fijian
Previous occupation: Administrative Assistant, Dolphin Island Hideaway
Qualifications: Diploma in Business (Office Administration)
Areas of expertise: Clerical and office management
RRRT start date: September 2013

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Salote Tagivakatini, Resource Trainer

Nationality: Fijian
Previous occupation: State Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP)
RRRT start date: October 2012

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Lepolo Taunisila, Country Focal Officer, Tonga, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Women Affairs Division

Nationality: Tongan
Previous occupation: Member of Parliament
Qualifications:
Areas of expertise: Violence against women, legislative change and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process
RRRT start date: 2009

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Sainimili Tawake, Resource Trainer

Nationality: Fijian 
Previous occupation:
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RRRT start date:

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Chris Yuen, Senior Human Rights Mentor

Nationality: Australian
Previous occupation: Principal Solicitor, Refugee Advice and Casework Service
Qualifications: Master of Laws; Bachelor of Laws
Areas of expertise: Administrative, human rights & immigration law
RRRT start date: July 2014

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Stella Duburiya, Country Focal Officer, Nauru

Nationality: Nauruan

RRRT start date: February 2015

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Losa Bourne, Country Focal Officer, Samoa

Nationality: Samoan

RRRT start date: June 2015

 

Consultancy support - RRRT contracts consultants on a needs basis to provide support to specific activities and outputs. Tenders are published on the SPC website and through LinkedIn.

Australian Volunteers International support - RRRT receives support from the Australian government's Australian Volunteers International for International Development (AVID) program to fill some positions where qualified Pacific island nationals are not available for recruitment.

Pacific Interns - RRRT provides internships for emerging professionals in the Pacific.

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  • Pacific Disability Forum
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