On some occasions during my secondment, I have served as a leadership coach, supporting the senior management of the organization's International Programs in defining the organization's strategy and operating more effectively as a team. I have also traveled to Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Senegal to help senior management teams improve their ways of working and to deliver on their strategy.
In the fall of 2014, I was privileged to have the opportunity to support Save the Children International's Ebola response. The rapid response tested the limits of the project management tools available to coordinate such a large effort, which spanned the three affected countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea) and hundreds of deployed individuals. Being able to contribute by customizing for-profit tools to meet the needs of the dynamic nature of the response was very rewarding, and I learned so much.
Cortina McCurry is a principal at BCG in New York.