The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from various candidate organizations, conduct a fair evaluation, and select the organization deemed most suitable to conduct the training course.
USEA plans to arrange a single ten (10) day virtual training course for 10 mid-level delegates to take place at a specific location in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The training will focus on financial modelling for the natural gas sector to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to work with and interpret models. Participants will be armed with strategies to understand a variety of models they may be presented.
The training should be a mix of theoretical and practical hands-on instruction with non-proprietary modelling software (including Excel) including but not limited to the following topics:
- Best practices in financial modelling
- Finance basics
- Data collection, management, and integrity
- Coding of data
- Model design
- How to interpret and analyze models (such as those presented by IOCs)
- Gas and LNG pricing
- Demand forecasting
Participants will be from several different departments that encompass all levels of the natural gas value chain (up-, mid- and downstream) and will have beginning to intermediate knowledge of modelling.
At the end of the course, the participants should be able to demonstrate solid understanding of main concepts of modelling for natural gas including model analysis.
The training course will include pre-training and post-training exams administered to all participants. A pre-training exam will be designed to assess participants’ baseline knowledge and competencies and to identify knowledge gaps and weak areas, so that the course can be modified as necessary. A post-training/skill assessment exam will be designed to measure participating trainees’ progress. A program evaluation instrument will also be developed to measure the overall effectiveness of the program, as well as to identify areas for improvements for future capacity building programs.
The virtual training course is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (East Africa Time Zone (EAT) for two (2) consecutive weeks for a total of 10 (10) days.