PCDN helps changemakers and changemaking institutions around the world advance careers & ecosystems of impact.  We launched our PCDN Career Impact Series to help you gain the tools, insights and inspiration to advance your career. We leverage PCDN's leadership team’s four decades of diverse expertise and frequently invite leading innovators, troublemakers and builders to share their career paths and tips. We do this every week for free.

Join us every week on Zoom for a highly interactive session and come with any questions, your challenges, or favorite tips regarding careers.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship supports PCDN’s 2021 Career Chats. Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships.

When: We will be online at Noon Eastern Standard time every Thursday for the foreseeable future as long as there is interest from our community.

Our Session on May 6 at 12:00 noon EST (18:00 CAT) features Hope Tichaenzana Chichaya (full bio below) on  Advancing a Career of Impact in Challenging Contexts: A Journey along the path.

Hope Tichaenzana Chichaya is from Zimbabwe. Hope exists to inspire hope through developing, equipping, and empowering peace leaders to realise and actualise their potential. Hope has led, developed, managed, coordinated, promoted, advised on and implemented peacebuilding, civilian protection, humanitarian protection programmes and projects in crisis and development contexts with different agencies. His countries of experience are: Kenya, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern DRC, Yemen, Uganda, Mozambique, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Sudan.

Currently, Hope is serving with CARE International in Yemen as Inclusion Advisor. Opinions to be expressed here are his, and not the opinion of CARE.

Hope holds an MA in Peace Studies and International Relations, from Hekima College, of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. He has a BA in Theology from the Theological College of Zimbabwe; a Professional Development Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from Chula Rotary Peace Centre of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (as a Rotary Peace Fellow). He is finalizing his MBA General with University of Nicosia.

In this session, Hope will share his deep experience working on peace, humanitarian and conflict issues in some of the world’s most challenging contexts.  He will share insights from his career, recommendations for skills development and landing positions in the sector and also discuss the challenges of advancing a career in this space.  As with all PCDN Career Chats there will be ample time for open & interactive discussion with participants.

Why is PCDN doing this?  Because we are dedicated to helping changemakers at all stages access the tools, resources and information to advance careers of impact. Plus, PCDN.global was created to help as many people as possible around the globe and we're even more committed to service this trying period.

How do I sign up? Click on the registration link on our site. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive information on how to participate.

How do I participate?

Each week we will be on Zoom  Participants will receive information via email about how to login. You will either need to download Zoom on your computer, tablet/smartphone (we recommend using the app to be able to have a more engaging experience) or you can call in via phone via the numbers provided.

Is there any cost to participating? No, to help as many people as possible. It is free.

Can I participate when I want? Yes, all you need to do is register. Then you can join in whenever you have time. These are designed to be dropped in chats.

How can I ensure my questions are addressed? While we will make an effort to address as many questions as possible, we cannot guarantee we will be able to get to everyone. Questions can be posted at anytime in the Social Change Career Helping Line or free to drop us an email at info(at)pcdn.global

Where else can I go for help? PCDN offers a number of ways we help our community for free including


What happens if I need more support in my career journey? We do offer very affordable career coaching that includes customized one-on-one coaching to help you get from passion to hired. We are uniquely qualified as we have over four decades of combined experience in the social sector, have conducted groundbreaking published research on building careers of impact, have built NGOs, social enterprises, worked & consulted at leading academic institutions, NGOs and conducted programming, evaluation and impact work in multiple sectors.  We've also hired many people, mentored hundreds of people around the globe, and also had successes and of course some real failures (quitting jobs, working for organizations that run out of funding and more).  If you have questions, get in touch or setup a free 15 minute exploratory chat.

Will sessions be recorded/viewable later?

We are recording many of the sessions to be viewable later (we will let people know prior to each session if it will be recorded).  If you have a sensitive question that you would like us to raise in the session anonymously drop us an email with your request at info(at)pcdn.global.

What are you doing to help ensure the security/privacy of participants?

To help ensure security we are having people register and provide some basic info prior to the session.  Only those who have registered can participate. If you have a sensitive question that you would like us to raise in the session anonymously drop us an email with your request at [email protected]



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