Pediatrician- Mentoring Cuban trained medical graduates in Tuvalu Request for proposal

Reference: APW
Beneficiary country(ies): Tuvalu
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 25-Oct-2017
Deadline on: 31-Oct-2017 17:00 (GMT 13.00) Auckland, Wellington, Fiji, Kamchatka



Purpose of the contract

Working closely with the Tuvalu Ministry of Health and the WHO Pacific Health Systems and Policy team, the consultant will provide knowledge and clinical skills of paediatrics to medical graduates who are currently undertaking a bridging program in Tuvalu prior to undertaking internship in Kiribati in 2018.


There are medical graduates who have recently returned from Cuba and are currently undertaking a bridging program at Princess Margaret Hospital in Funafuti Tuvalu prior to undertaking who are coming back to Tuvalu after internship in Kiribati in 2018.

The bridging programme has been prepared for their smooth transition from training abroad to undertaking internship in Kiribati, after which they will return to Tuvalu to undertake theoir Public Health Module, prior to being certified to practice as a general practitioner in Tuvalu. Since there is no paediatrician in Tuvalu, upon Tuvalu Ministry of Health's request, WHO would like to invite one paediatrician from 28 Nov to 12 Dec 2017 to mentor graduates under the bridging programme.

Work to be performed

Method(s) to carry out the activity
Mentoring in relation to providing paediatric medicine


In collaboration with the Tuvalu Ministry of Health and the WHO Pacific Health Systems and Policy team, the contractor will:

  1. Draft a workplan at the beginning of the assignment
  2. Submit a final evaluation report to be submitted within a week of completing the assignment

Technical Supervision

The selected Consultant will work under  the supervision of:

Responsible Officer:  Changgyo Yoon, Technical Officer, Pacific Health Systems and policy, Pacific Technical Support   Email: yoonc@who.int

Manager:  Corinne Capuano, Director, PacificTechnical Support
Email:  capuanoc@who.int

Specific requirements

- Education required: Medical degree with additional relevant qualification/s in paediatrics

- Experience required: At least seven years of working experience, including international work experience in above areas. Experience working in one or more Pacific islands would be an asset.

- Language requirements: Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.


  • Communicating in a credible and effective way;
  • Producing results;
  • Moving forward in a changing environment; and
  • Fostering integration and teamwork

Place of assignment

Funafuti, Tuvalu.

Timeline/Duration of assignment

The duration for of the assignment is from 28 November to 12 December 2017, with 11 working days.

Proposed activities/Due dates

Draft workplan and submit - 29 November

Final evaluation report after finishing mentoring by the end of assignment-
12 December

Detailed cost breakdown

Proposed activities      Unit quantity        Unit cost (USD)         Total (USD)

Contractual fees (11 working days, excluding holidays)
Per diem (including travel days from home country)
Return flight costs

10. Payment terms

0% upon signature of the contract

50% upon submission of the work plan

50% upon submission of the final report


Qualified and interested individuals or institutions should submit an application letter with an expected quotation and portfolio of previous works in relation to TOR to wpfjidpsprocurement@who.int by 31 October 2017. Please use Tender Notice No. 63617 as subject to all submissions.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Changgyo Yoon - wpfjidpsprocurement@who.int, Tel: +679 3304600, Fax: +679 3234166
Email: wpfjidpsprocurement@who.int
First name: Changgyo
Surname: Yoon
Telephone country code: Fiji (+679)
Telephone number: 3304600
Telephone extension: 3304600
Fax country code: Fiji (+679)
Fax number: 3234166
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85120000  -  Medical practice
85121500  -  Primary care practitioner services
85121600  -  Medical doctor specialist services
85121613  -  Pediatric services
85121700  -  Healthcare provider specialist services
85130000  -  Medical science research and experimentation