Deputy Chief of Mission Jay Zimmerman

Jay Zimmerman, Premier Secrétaire de l' Ambassade

A native of Lancaster, PA., Jay Zimmerman received his undergraduate degree in American History and Literature from Juniata College and an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Prior to joining the Department of State, Mr. Zimmerman has been a bookstore manager, energy efficiency consultant, waiter, apprentice bookbinder, group home manager, Peace Corps volunteer (Benin 1984-88), migrant farmworker/rural health clinic outreach worker (North Carolina and Florida), and Country Director for the NGO Save the Children (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Kenya).


Mr. Zimmerman began his State Department Career in 2002 in Chad (General Services Officer). He has also served in Haiti (Consular Officer and Supervisory General Services Officer), the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration in Washington (Iraq Refugee Coordinator) and Kenya (East/Southern Africa Refugee Admissions), Afghanistan (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Deputy Director), The Executive Office of the Bureau of African Affairs (Supervisory Post Management Officer), and Dar es Salaam (Management Officer and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission).