P. O. Box 159
Kolonia, Pohnpei 96941
Federated States of Micronesia
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[RFP] Academic Counsellor, Instructor, And Program Assistant Manager

RFP NO. B2021-28


The College of Micronesia-FSM (COM-FSM) is seeking proposals from a qualified consultant (individuals or organizations) who can provide the following services to the Doctors and Dentists for Tomorrow (DDFT) program at the College:

Conditions and specifications are contained within the following Scope of Work:

Scope of Work




(a) Wrap-around Support Services Implementation

Develop and implement course modules which teach study skills emphasizing English language skills including: comprehension, writing, research, oral presentations, and others), test taking skills, note taking skills, and stress reduction techniques for test taking.


Supervise students in classes during which the topics listed above are taught to DDFT students.


Assist students in the development of scholar-practitioner mind-set that involves professionalism, ethics, study skills, communication/presentation skills, and research skills.


Advise and assist students on admissions to regional medical, dental, and allied health professional schools.


Assist in the administration of the Steps-to-Success (academic probation) program by working closely with faculty members to identify and provide academic assistance to those students who require remedial assistance.


Identify academic and community resources external to the DDFT program where students can seek assistance for personal issues and additional academic tutoring.


(b) Program Development and Delivery

Assist the Problem-Based Learning Curriculum Developer/Instructor, and other program staff with the development and delivery of a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum focused on teaching the basic science subjects required for admission to dental, medical, and allied health programs.



(c) Assistant Grant Manager

Work closely with the principal investigator (PI) and program manager (PM) in applying for grants which support the DDFT program.


Assist the PI and PM in continuous quality improvement exercises focused on enhancing the educational offerings of the DDFT program.


Work closely with the PM in the development of standardized reports tracking the achievement of DDFT program goals.


Assist the PM in the development of ad-hoc report, as well as participate in team meetings and other exercises designed to improve the performance of the DDFT program.


Work closely with the PM on recruitment efforts focused on identifying those candidates from the Federated States of Micronesia who show the greatest promise of success in the DDFT program.


Eligibility and Qualifications of the Consultant

To be eligible to respond to this RFP, the individual or organization must demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. A masters degree in an area related to education or healthcare.
  2. Five (5) years of experience in higher education teaching and advising students in one or more of the following areas: medicine, oral health, allied health, public health/epidemiology, or associated topics.
  3. Two (2) years of experience with problem-based learning as related to teaching medical, oral health, or allied health disciplines.
  4. Four (4) years of experience developing and delivering post-secondary programs using online modalities.
  5. Significant experience working in international settings with diverse student populations whose first language is not English.
  6. Working knowledge of topics related to healthcare, education, international development, and the delivery of services in a resource-limited environment.
  7. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain positive working relationships and collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders.
  8. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; must be well versed in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  9. The candidate must be self-motivated, show a professional level of maturity when working with department leaders, and display positive attitudes focusing on a team spirit and problem solving.
  10. Ability to work in an independent nature based on already defined administrative processes.

Contract Details

The following are details for the project implementation and payment terms:

Duration: The services of the individual or organization will commence on 01 September 2021, and end on 31 August 2022.

Terms of Payment: Payment will be accomplished through check or wire transfer to the individual or organization on a monthly basis.

Due to the current travel restrictions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority that the College of Micronesia-FSM places on the safety, health and well-being, of students, faculty and staff, please note that there may be delays in taking up appointments that require in-country FSM residence. Such matters are considered on a case-by-case basis, and travel arrangements will be discussed thoroughly with successful candidates.  Any appointment requiring in-country residence would commence only when relocation to the duty station is permitted.


Submission of Proposal

Proposals should be submitted before 5.00 pm, 20 August 2021 (Pohnpei local time), addressed to the following:

Martin Mingii

Director, Procurement and Property Management Office

College of Micronesia-FSM

PO Box 159

Kolonia, Pohnpei, FM 96941

Electronically submitted versions will be accepted, and are encouraged.  Please submit to:

Review Rights:  COM-FSM reserves the right to reject any proposal submission.