Assisstant Ombudsman

Maualaivao Pepe Seiuli

Maualaivao born and raised in Samoa, joined the Office of the Ombudsman in 1992 when the Office was established at the Old Fono House of Parliament.

He assists the Ombudsman in the conduct of investigations against Government Ministries and agencies concerning complaints from members of the public relating to matters of defective administration. Maualaivao is responsible to the Ombudsman in the overall administration of the Office to ensure effective and efficient operations.

Prior to joining the Office of the Ombudsman, Maualaivao worked for the Office of the Public Service Commission as Chief management Advisory Officer dealing with Public Service Appeal matters. He was also an Advocate for the Commission in appeals against non promotions, appointments and disciplinary matters. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Executive Officer for the Inland Revenue Department.

Our Staff

Good Governance Unit (GGU)

Fuimaono Vaiao Eteuati

Director Good Governance Unit


Principal Investigations Officer

Manino Eveni Tui

Senior Investigations Officer

Our Staff

National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)


Director NHRI

Ellenlina Moala Tumua

Principal NHRI Advisor

Vaelei Apulu Ioasa

Senior NHRI Officer

Our Staff

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Lagafuaina Tavita

Director Special Investigations Unit

Leota Taalo Leota

Principal Investigations Officer

Nepa Papalii

Senior Investigations Officer

Our Staff

Engagement & Communications Unit (ECU)

Tupuola Toetu Isaako Tuiā

Director Engagement & Communications

Michael Tamanikaiyaroi

Principal Multi-media Engagement Officer


Senior Engagement Officer

Our Staff

Corporate Services Unit (CSU)

Loau Davina Rasch Salanoa

Director Corporate Services

Folasāitu Ietitaia Seiuli

Senior Accounts Officer

Rosuweti Galuvao

Support Officer

Salamasina Sanele

Clerical Officer

Ropati Sitivi


Mele Afato Taveuveu

Office Assistant/ Cleaner