Problem-based Learning Curriculum Developer/Instructor, Trainer, & Grant Assistant Manager Consultant


About the organization

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a multi campus institution with the National Campus located in Pohnpei, and a State Campus in each state. The area served by the College is the Federated States of Micronesia, a population of 110,000+ residing on small islands in approximately two million square miles of western Pacific Ocean.

The National Campus is situated on a site, six miles from Kolonia Town. The student body is composed primarily of high school graduates from the four FSM states. These students come to the National Campus with bilingual or trilingual backgrounds representing eight different Micronesian languages and as many cultures. More than nine hundred full-time students enroll per semester in degree, or certificate of achievement programs. Fifteen campus buildings include: classrooms, learning resource center, student center (tutoring/counseling), dining hall, men’s/women’s residence halls, faculty & administration offices, gymnasium, infirmary, maintenance facilities.


The College of Micronesia-FSM seeks proposals from an experienced, qualified individual to
1) assist with the development and teaching of problem-based learning (PBL) modules for courses related to general and oral health, 2) provide training to the oral health workforce, 3) teach other courses, and 4) supervise students in clinical practice.
• Develop/implement PBL modules for existing DDFT courses and for two new courses: Oral Pathology and Head & Neck Anatomy
• Work with visiting specialists in oral health to improve the existing curriculum, particularly in regard to oral health PBL sessions
• Provide didactic student-centered sessions/exercises intended to teach students basic science principles using applied PBL clinical scenarios
• Assess student learning using techniques focused on basic science principles, with emphasis on clinical vignettes
• Assist visiting oral health specialists in training of the oral health workforce as requested
• Identify/organize continuing professional development opportunities
• Work with Principal Investigator (PI) and Program Manager (PM) to develop new health and oral health training initiatives
• Work with the PI and PM in the preparation of grant proposals, reports, participate in team meetings/exercises aimed at program improvement
• Develop professional relationships with regional oral health, medical, and allied health educators
• Assist students to apply to regional oral health, medical, and allied health schools


To be eligible to respond to this RFP, the individual must have a master’s degree in an area related to oral health, medicine, public health, epidemiology, social sciences, or allied health disciplines; five years of experience in higher education teaching in one or more of the following areas: oral health, medicine, allied health, or associated topics; at least two years of experience with problem-based learning as related to teaching oral health, medical, or allied health disciplines; working knowledge of topics relate to medicine, dentistry, healthcare, education, international development, and the delivery of services in a resource-limited environment; demonstrated ability to establish and sustain positive working relationships and collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders; excellent written and verbal communications skills (must be well versed in Microsoft Office programs); and willingness and ability to travel extensively within the Federated States of Micronesia.


Compensation of all costs, including travel and relocation, housing, and remuneration must be included in applicants proposal.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Necessary supporting Documents: CV, Transcripts, References X 3

Project Performance and payment terms:
• Period of Performance – The services of the organization/individual will commence on 1 January 2020 and end on 31 December 2020, a one-year period. The contract may be renewed through to the end of the grant period on 31 August 2022. Extension beyond this date will depend upon funding availability.
• Terms of Payment – Payments will be done through check or through wire transfer to the organization/individual after submission of completion of work report and invoice. (Please submit detailed comprehensive budget.)

The successful candidate may be awarded a professional services contract for the services identified in this RFP and in the proposal of the consultant. Issuance of this RFP does not commit COM-FSM to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred in preparation of proposals responding to the RFP.

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