Facilitator – Qualitative Data Analysis Training At Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps


Mercy Corps is a global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. Mercy Corps started its operations in 1979 in Portland, USA and has since expanded to 43 countries worldwide. The organization exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people secure productive and just communities. Our work focuses on areas of emergency relief, sustainable economic development, gender and education, WASH, Peace building and rural resilience. Mercy Corps has been in Nigeria since 2012 and has grown into a multi-sectoral country office. Mercy corps Nigeria is operating in 13 states currently and offices spread across the country and 5 of which are deep field offices, the country off ice is in FCT – Abuja. Mercy corps Nigeria is operational in the following states: Adamawa, Benue, Bomo, Ebonyi, FCT- Abuja, Gombe, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Kana, Lagos, Niger, Plateau and Yobe. Mercy Corps Nigeria is expanding through the E-WASH into Imo, Abia and Delta states. Northeast covers the 6 states of: Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, Yobe, Taraba, Bauchi with more than 400 staff across offices where more than 980,000 beneficiaries are served.

Mercy Corps through its eLearning hub have provided license for all MEL staff to access the MAXQDA software. Each MEL staff will come with a functional laptop and have MAXQDA installed for the training.

Purpose/Project of the Service

The facilitator is expected to facilitate in-person training on MAXQDA software usage.

Specific Tasks and responsibilities Scope of Work

  • The Facilitator will define what informs qualitative data collection.
  • The Facilitator will guide how to identify the type of qualitative methodology to use.
  • The Facilitator will provide steps on qualitative tool development.
  • The Facilitator will provide best practices in administering qualitative tools.
  • The facilitator will provide data management in qualitative research.
  • The facilitator will plan qualitative research data collection.
  • The Facilitator will provide guidance on analysis of qualitative data using MAXDQA.
  • The facilitator will apply all methods of qualitative data analysis.
  • The facilitator will provide guidance on qualitative report writing.
  • The facilitator will provide steps and best practices in Qualitative data management processes.
  • The Facilitator will develop a brief 7–8 pager manual on the entire process.


  1. Three-day in-person training on Qualitative Data Analysis with MAXQDA software
  2. Course Overview This course is designed to guide learners into the technicalities of qualitative research planning, data analysis and reporting. It explores various aspects of qualitative data collection, data management, analysis, and reporting. The software to be used for the training is MAXQDA Qualitative Data Analysis Software.
  3. Course Contents (Full Course Contents in Appendix 4.1 and 4.2)
    1. Introduction to nature and methods of qualitative research
    2. Qualitative research planning and data collection
    3. Data management in qualitative analysis
    4. Approaches to qualitative data analysis
    5. Qualitative report writing
    6. Mode of Training
  4. Classes will hold four hours (09:00am – 2:00pm) daily for three days.
  5. Classes will be held physically at a designated location.
  6. Hard copy and soft copy materials will be made available.
    1. Other Course Information – Certificates will be provided after the training.
  7. Full Training Outline
  8. Introduction To Qualitative Research Methods
  9. What is qualitative research?
  10. Why qualitative research  
  11. Difference between quantitative and qualitative research
  12. Nature Of Qualitative Research
  13. Nature of qualitative research
  14. Theoretical foundations of qualitative research
  15. Qualitative Research Methods
  16. Observations
  17. Interviews
  18. Documentary research
  19. Qualitative Data Collection
  20. Instrument design.
  21. Data collection
  22. Data management
  23. Data analysis
  24. Reporting
  25. Data Entry in Qualitative Research
  26. Introduction to Audio Transcription Techniques.
  27. Codebook development.
  28. Introduction to MAXQDA software.
  29. Coding techniques in qualitative data analysis using.
  30. Data Management Techniques
  31. Code Management using MAXQDA.
  32. Document Management using MAXQDA.
  33. Descriptive And Interpretative Analysis of Qualitative Data.
  34. Understanding qualitative data analysis.
  35. Qualitative data analysis methods.
  36. Descriptive and interpretative data analysis using MAXQDA.
  37. Qualitative Report Writing
  38. From codes to themes and sub-themes
  39. From quotations to reports
  40. Using diagrams and networks

Timeframe / Schedule:

The Facilitator is expected to deliver deliverables as scheduled below:

Three-day in-person training on Qualitative Data Analysis with MAXQDA software.One week after contract signing.
Post Training Hands-on Evaluation.Last day of Training.
Develop and share a brief manual on Qualitative Data Analysis with MAXQDA softwareLast day of Training.

The Service Provider will be managed by:

Country MEL Manager

Contract Schedule:

The facilitator is expected to provide a Three-day training. Mercy Corps Nigeria will be responsible for the provision of Training Venue and MAXQDA Software License for MEL staff during the three-day in-person training.

Payment and Responsibility

Mercy Corps Commitment  
Item DescriptionQuantityUnit  
Travels: Facilitator Flight Ticket to/fro Training Location (Maiduguri)2Person
Accommodation: Hotel Reservation for 4 nights for 2 Persons4Days
Intra-state movement to/fro training venue2Person
MAXQDA Software License for MEL staff25Person
Training tea-break and Lunch25Pcs
Facilitators Commitment  
Item DescriptionQuantityUnit of Measure
Facilitate a three-day in-person training on Qualitative Data Analysis Using MAXQDA Software.  3  Days
Production of manual on Qualitative Data Analysis with MAXQDA software25pcs

Evaluation Criteria

  CriteriaWeight (%)Possible Points (1 to 10)Weighted Score
Provide facilitator’s profile detailing Knowledge conducting similar capacity building trainings40%104
Reference list from other organization or company worked with (contact, authorized representative of the Company and email)30%103
Agreement to accept payment after deliverable of agreed milestones. 100% after training workshop30%103

The proposal should have the following details:

  • Profile detailing knowledge conducting similar capacity building training.
  • Proposal on facilitating three-day-in-person training on Qualitative Data Analysis with MAXQDA software.
  • Post Training Hand-on Evaluation Methodology
  • Development and brief manual on Qualitative Data Analysis with MAXQDA Software
  • Reference list from other organization or company worked with (contact, authorized representative of the Company and email)
  • Agreement to accept payment after deliverable of agreed milestones. 100% after training workshop

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV, Cover Letter and Proposal to mdg-quotations@mercycorps.org using the subject Facilitator for Qualitative Data Analysis Training

Deadline for Submission: 6th June 2024