Faculty and Staff:
MA, SIT Graduate Institute
Amy Jersild has over 15 years of professional experience in the field of international development as a manager, technical advisor, and evaluator specializing in migration issues, capacity building, and institutional capacity development, advocacy, and M&E.
In 1998, Amy received her master’s degree from SIT Graduate Institute, where she focused on policy advocacy and project management, and since then she has worked with governments and civil society actors in post-conflict and developing countries across the world.
Amy’s experience as a senior qualitative researcher and evaluator includes conducting multi-country evaluations, country strategic program evaluations, and project evaluations for large donors and development agencies, including The Rockefeller Foundation, Grameen Trust, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UNICEF, and the ILO. She has assessed a range of social development programming, including child labor, trafficking, social innovation, microcredit, and women’s empowerment. Amy has also developed M&E frameworks for Hewlett-Packard.
Amy’s project management and leadership experience includes serving as deputy director of the Education Development Center’s regional office in Bangkok, Thailand, where she led a multicultural staff executing a range of social development programs in partnership with corporate donors Hewlett-Packard, Adidas, and Deutsche Bank. She also served as an official with the International Organization for Migration in Kosovo, Lao PDR, and Thailand, where she advised governments on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong subregion.
Amy has lived and worked extensively in East Asia (Thailand, Laos, China, Cambodia, and Japan) and in South Asia (India and Bangladesh). She speaks proficient Mandarin Chinese, a language she was most fluent in when conducting an evaluation in China for Grameen Trust in the late 1990s.