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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 Human Rights Adviser

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, Team Leader - Human Rights Training

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


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


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


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


Katrina Ma’u, Human Rights Officer

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


Neomai Maravuakula, Human Rights Officer

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 and program management
RRRT start date: July 2013


Romulo Nayacalevu, Senior Human Rights Adviser

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: 2012


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


Albert Seluka, Senior Human Rights Adviser

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


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


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

Nationality: Tongan
Previous occupation: Member of Parliament
Qualifications: Masters in Professional Education & Training (Deakin Uni), BA in English and Administration (USP)
Areas of expertise: Violence against women, legislative change and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process
RRRT start date: 2009


Sainimili Tawake, Human Rights Officer

Nationality: Fijian 
Previous occupation: Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons
Qualifications: Completing BA in Social Work & Sociology
Areas of expertise: 20 years of work in disability advocacy & social inclusion
RRRT start date: 2012


Stella Duburiya, Country Focal Officer, Nauru

Nationality: Nauruan

Previous occupation: Refugee Status Determination Registrar
Qualifications: Bachelor in Education
Areas of expertise: Teaching/ Community Paralegal

RRRT start date: February 2015

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Losa Bourne, Country Focal Officer, Samoa

Nationality: Samoan

Previous occupation: Senior Policy and Planning Officer, Samoa Police
Qualifications: BA Applied Psychology, Dip.Education, Cert.Counselling & Guidance
Areas of expertise:  Coordination & Orgainising Activities, Teaching, Policy Development, Strategic Planning & Criminal Investigation
RRRT start date: June 2015

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Donna Pune Narai, Country Focal Officer, Vanuatu

Nationality: Ni-Vanuatu

Previous occupation: Internship with the State Law Office of Vanuatu and worked with Leo Lawyers, a Private Law Firm in Port Vila
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice 
RRRT start date: October 2015

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Tarjo Arelong, Country Focal Officer, Republic of Marshall Islands

Nationality: Marshallese

Previous occupation: Has worked in the Marshall Islands Judiciary, the Nuclear Claims Tribunal, in the USA Texas Workforce Commission and more recently as Clerk to RMI Nitijela (parliament)
Areas of expertise: Legal and legislative support

Qualifications: Bachelor of Jurisprudence
RRRT start date: October 2015

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Joleen Ngoriakl, Country Focal Officer, Palau

Nationality: Palauan

Previous Occupation: Researcher, Residential Counsellor, One Young World Ambassador

Area of expertise: Research; policy analysis; community organizing; writing and editing

Qualifications: Bachelors of Arts in Politics and in Peace & Justice Studies, Regis University, Denver, CO, U.S.

RRRT Start Date: November, 2015


Morgane Landel, Senior Human Rights Adviser 

Nationality: French

Previous occupation: International Consultant/Lawyer
Qualifications: Bachelors of Science (International Relations), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course, LLM (Masters in Law)

Areas of expertise: Human rights, Gender, Criminal justice
RRRT start date: December 2015


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SPC’s Regional Rights Resource Team receives core funding from the Australian Government and additional project support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP), European Union (EU) and the German Development Bank (KfW).