Raijeli Nicole

Raijeli Nicole


Regional Director Pacific, Oxfam in the Pacific


Raijeli Drodrolagi Nicole joined the international development NGO Oxfam in September 2015 as the Regional Director Pacific. Her main task has been to establish the organisation and steer its strategic role in and outside the Pacific region.

Today, Oxfam in the Pacific working alongside its partners is one of the few independant NGOs in the North Pacific.

Prior to joining Oxfam, she was the CEO of Save the Children Fiji (2013 – 2015) where her focus was organisational change as well.

Raijeli is a community development specialist and her leadership roles have been informed by her experience working as a secondary school teacher, development banking (Fiji), women’s movement (Fiji, Pacific, NZ, S.E Asia and global levels), and government (DIA, NZ).

Raijeli is a Fiji islander and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Pacific (History/Politics & Economics) and a Masters in Internal Law and Politics from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch (2011). Her Masters thesis looked at the framework of how civil society could have critical engagement with the military.