Jonathan Moore is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, and assumed his duties as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in September 2020. Most recently, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, where he oversaw efforts with regard to the United Nations and UN agencies, including on health, science, and technology. 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.