Jonathan Moore is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor and joined the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in March 2020. He has served in the bureau as Acting Assistant Secretary and Senior Bureau Official and is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. He was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, where he oversaw policy regarding the United Nations and UN agencies – including on health, environment, science, and technology – between November 2018 and March 2020. Previously, he served as Ambassador and Head of the Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Mr. Moore has also served as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy to Belarus and as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. embassies in Namibia, Belarus, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the State Department, he has been Director of the Office of South Central European Affairs, and both Deputy and Acting Director of the Office of Russian Affairs.
In addition to his diplomatic assignments, Mr. Moore has undertaken fellowships in the Policy Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, the Sinclaire Award for language proficiency, and state awards from Albania and Lithuania. He speaks Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and Lithuanian, and is conversant in Danish, German, and Russian.