Medical Editor for the IPPF Medical and Service Delivery Guidelines

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IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals across 170 countries. IPPF aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights through the provision of services and through advocacy, especially for adolescents and youth, and other vulnerable people across the globe. IPPF is undertaking a full review of the 2004 Medical and Service Delivery Guidelines (MSDGs). The revised guidelines will be relaunched as a ‘handbook’ for health service providers. IPPF is revising the 2004 Medical and Service Delivery Guidelines to reflect the current IPPF strategy (2016 – 2022), IPPF’s Integrated Package of Essential Services (IPES) and the latest global evidence and best practices.

IPPF is seeking a Medical Editor with experience in reviewing and editing medical and technical documents, especially sexual and reproductive health service delivery documents. The purpose of this assignment is to ensure that the revised Medical and Service Delivery Guidelines are clear, accurate, precise, consistent and concise, and align to IPPF’s style guide. The guidelines should also be in a user-friendly format and have a good flow.

Experience in reviewing medical/health technical guidelines, standards of practice, handbooks and reports is required.

Applicants should fulfil the following profile:

  • Have extensive experience of editing medical and health related technical documents
  • Excellent attention to detail, including presentation and layout
  • Excellent command of English
  • Familiarity with IPPF style, language and values from working with other IPPF products is desirable.

To apply, please send an expression of interest, briefly detailing how you plan to carry out the assignment, estimated duration of the assignment and your daily rate. Your application should also include your CV, highlighting your medical editing experience and experience with working with IPPF. Also include references and a writing sample. Please send to Sarah Onyango ([email protected]) and YuHsin Huang ([email protected]). Deadline for submissions is 17.00hrs (GMT) on Friday, 13th September 2019.


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