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7760 Ombudsman Vacancy 7 Feb - 7 March 2024


Ombudsman Office


Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Ombudsman Office as the Fourth Estate with the constitutional mandate to investigate public sector decisions in the intent of legal and good governance probity.

A CEO Ombudsman Office is to ensure organizational effectiveness by providing strategic leadership to the organisation’s operational functions and overseeing ongoing business operations with the Office. Working closely with the Ombudsman and contributing significantly to the development and implementation of organizational strategy necessary to realise the Ombudsman’s vision for the Office and achieve the performance outcomes required by the constitution of Tonga and the Ombudsman.

Applications are welcomed from individuals who possess outstanding strategic thinking capacity, demonstrated leadership capability and management skills. The CEO role is suited for candidates who have extensive experience in public sector management.


The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Ombudsman for administrative and operational duties under the Ombudsman Act 2001.

The role is to:

  • Provide high quality policy and development advice;
  • Deliver strategic planning and resource management accountabilities;
  • Provide executive direction to the organisation; and
  • Lead implementation of organisational and systemic changes.

Experience and Qualification:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in law or business or management.
  • Tertiary qualification in public or administrative laws or relevant discipline is an advantage; and at least 7 years in management position in government administration and public sector.
  • Legal qualification is essential with at least 5 years post admission experience.
  • Post-graduate legal qualification in law is preferred.

Term of appointment: Contract term of up to four (4) years.

Remuneration: Base on the Government of Tonga salary band

How to Apply:

  • Position description and additional information on this vacancy can be obtained by contacting Sateki ‘Ahio on +676 7401450 or email satekiahio [at] ombudsman [dot] to. You may also visit our website for more details at

Applications shall include the following:

  1. Certified copies of academic qualifications
  2. A detailed resume curriculum vitae (C.V)
  3. Certified copy of Birth Certificate.
  4. Names and Contact Details, including Telephone Numbers of 3 professional Referees

Applications are to be addressed to:

Office of the Ombudsman
Level 2, Retirement Fund Board Building
Corner of Mateialona Road and Railway Road

Incomplete documentation will not be considered.

Signed emailed applications is acceptable. Emailed applications should be forwarded to satekiahio [at] ombudsman [dot] to by the closing date.

Public Servant who wish to apply must submit application with the endorsement of your Chief Executive Officer.

Applications should be submitted by no later than 4:30pm on Wednesday 6 March, 2024.


Matangi Tonga Online ref. #7760 Ombudsman Office, 7 Feb - 7 Mar 2024