A field-tested humanitarian and development aid professional, I am a strategic communications and programming consultant with expertise in communications, grant acquisition, and program design, monitoring, and evaluation.
I have experience in both technical writing (grants, program summaries, professional reports) as well as content and advocacy-oriented writing, including social media and basic graphic design. Technical writing results include leading teams to over USD 10 million in grant acquisition (institutional and private) in the last five years. Content writing experience includes website copy, social media content (Twitter, Facebook), blogs, press releases, newsletters, and ghostwritten op-eds for a major international non-profit. With experience working in international environments, I can use British or American English, as desired.
Please contact me for detailed information on grant proposals/reports and ghostwritten articles. Grant acquisition is detailed in the Grants Profile below and online articles written have included the topics of gender equality, child rights, humanitarian relief, WASH, DRR, and child health. Grant funding has been acquired from EuropeAid, ECHO, UN Women, UNICEF, UNOCHA, USAID contractors, International Labour Organization, Governments of Jersey and Guernsey, and others.
Primary author for this desk review, which distills key information from 29 value chain (VC) analyses in the 13 refugee-hosting districts of Uganda, divided into the Northern and Western regions, following a detailed mapping conducted of the value chains found through the 29 reviewed documents.
Case studies on innovations in sustainable housing in Africa. Also available: https://www.habitat.org/sites/default/files/documents/compendium_best_cases_Africa.pdf
Summary of grant writing and sectoral experience. Contact me for more details on specific grants.
Technical manual on EuropeAid funding instruments. I wrote the piece on the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace (page 21), under my maiden name Rachel Canclini
Compiling editor and writer for this discussion paper produced by Southeast Focus Group members.
Thursday 17 October, BRUSSELS - On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October), development organisation World Vision is calling on the EU leaders to not only focus on measures to reduce the number of trafficking victims in the EU but also consider the 'bigger picture' of this globally organised crime against humanity, particularly child trafficking.
Academic and technical writing sample
Content / Blog Writing
The unseen costs of Christmas shoebox ministries, and what we can do instead. This is an excerpt from Rachel Kettle's Medium blog post. To read the full article, click here. Have you ever filled a shoebox full of toys and hygiene items, to send to a child halfway around the world?
How can we minimise the impacts of a natural disaster? WVUK's Rachel Canclini Kettle travelled to Myanmar to see how our work was helping communities to do just that; through early warning systems, laying cement roads and forming savings groups so that women of the community can support each other with money and resources.
NOTE: Author mentioned here is site administrator. Lumi attributes me on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lumigroup/posts/1742669876021346 Culture. One little word used to describe the diversity of differences between one people group's way of doing or being or acting or thinking, compared to another.
Poster advertising event at European Development Days - design (InDesign) and content.