Medical Writing Consultant

Full time Full day
Introduction/Background: Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girls have the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health

Objective: To write a manuscript/research article ready for submission in an impact factor journal for Ipas Pakistan covering its specific objectives incorporating results of client exit interviews conducted at baseline and end line of the 4-year project on improving access to safe abortion care. The incumbent will produce a manuscript covering all the important parameters of project evaluation to produce a high-quality manuscript. Development of 4 pager brief and presentation from the manuscript for dissemination meeting planned in June 2023

Period of Performance: May 23, 2023 – June 26, 2023

Place of Performance: Virtual & In-person, Ipas office Islamabad

Scope of Work:

  • Literature search and desk review of the online available resource material (last 10 years) covering medical papers, project reports, proposals, systematic reviews, medical journals, newsletters, websites, conference material, and other related material.

  • Develop data tables and results of the data provided in Excel format after performing data analysis using suitable statistical software, either STATA or SPSS.

  • Develop a manuscript per mentioned guidelines meeting the specific criteria of word limit, format, graphs, and data tables of a specific journals.

  • Include references and citations per the guidelines and share the resource library with Ipas Pakistan.

  • Developing and designing a 4-pager brief for printing and dissemination

  • Development of presentation on key results for dissemination event

  • Address the comments after an internal and global review.

  • The consultant will not qualify for any publication rights as author or co-author, as the services will be compensated through remuneration amount.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Advanced degree (PhD, MPH, or equivalent) in Public Health/Social Sciences

  • Strong writing skills demonstrated by publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals or professional reports.

  • Familiarity with SRHR scientific and medical terminology, as well as knowledge of research methodology and data analysis.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with authors, editors, and reviewers.

  • Experience in writing or editing scientific manuscripts in SRHR.

  • Familiarity with the submission and publication process in academic journals.

  • Knowledge of ethical considerations and guidelines for scientific writing, such as plagiarism, authorship, and conflicts of interest.

Ipas is strongly committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and inequity. We recruit, employ, train, promote, and compensate our personnel without regard to race, age, sex, religion, national origin, color, creed, ancestry, citizenship, caste, ethnicity, regional identity, tribal identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law or outlined by Ipas policy. Ipas acknowledges that these personal characteristics may differ in different contexts.

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