Marcie Mersky (Process Design)

MARCIE MERSKY (United States ­– Process Design) has lived and worked in conflict-affected countries in Latin America for more than 25 years.  Her areas of expertise include peacebuilding, rule of law, transitional justice, gender and environmental issues.  She has provided strategic advice to senior UN officials and a range of organizations and clients in South Asia, MENA, sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in Latin America.  She has worked with government and civil society partners, facilitated seminars and complex dialogue processes, designed programmes and produced reports in her areas of expertise, and conducted evaluations and lessons learned exercises.  During her career, Ms. Mersky has worked for the UN as senior political officer with the Commission of Inquiry into the Benazir Bhutto assassination and the UN Verification Mission in Guatemala, as well as with UNOPS in Guatemala.  In 2008, Ms. Mersky helped set up the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a UN-sponsored hybrid mechanism with a broad mandate on organized crime and corruption.  In these and other positions, she has worked closely with DPA, OLA, UNDP and UN Women, among others.  Her professional experience also includes: coordinating the drafting of the final report of the Guatemala’s UN-sponsored truth commission; directing a Soros Foundation Access to Justice programme and coordinating Greenpeace programmes in Latin America.  Most recently she was Director of Programs at the International Center for Transitional Justice.  Ms. Mersky has a M.Sc. from Harvard University and is bilingual, in English and Spanish.