Dr Ojiambo began her tenure as Deputy Secretary-General (Political) at the Commonwealth Secretariat in January 2015, where she oversees the organization’s political, human rights, rule of law and communications work.
Dr Ojiambo came to the Commonwealth Secretariat from the United Nations Population Fund where she served as Chief of the Executive Board and External Relations Branch with responsibility for intergovernmental relations, and also for building strategic relations with UN agencies, civil society and the private sector.
She was formerly Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations. In her role as Ambassador, she notably engaged with a range of committees at the UN General Assembly on themes including international peace and security, human rights, humanitarian aid and south-south cooperation.
Dr Ojiambo has more than 25 years of experience in international relations, diplomacy, governance and policy advocacy. She brings a strong track record in leadership, strategic and operational management, and a rights-based approach to international development, democracy building, and conflict resolution.
Dr Ojiambo a qualified physician who practiced medicine, also trained in Diplomacy and International Relations.