Conducting Qualitative Data Analysis Training using NVivo


Background Information

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. (WHH) is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Germany operating in the humanitarian assistance and development fields. It was established in 1962 like the German section of the “Freedom from Hunger Campaign,” one of the world’s first initiatives to eradicate hunger. WHH was officially registered in Türkiye in 2013 to respond to the Syrian crisis by providing emergency food aid and other relief items to the most vulnerable refugees in South-Eastern Türkiye and internally displaced persons in North-western Syria.
As the conflict in Syria continued and the humanitarian crisis worsened, WHH expanded its work in the region and adopted a more comprehensive approach to strengthening people’s resilience. Through its regional programme, WHH supports Syrians living in Türkiye and Lebanon, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and host communities in North-west Syria with projects focused on increasing food security and reducing poverty. WHH’s interventions include life-saving humanitarian assistance, shelter, protection financial support, small-scale agricultural, and the rehabilitation of water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure (WASH). WHH also plays a supporting role in providing access to existing protection and social care services through its case management interventions.
A recent MEAL self-capacity assessment conducted by WHH unearthed gaps in the capacity of staff in qualitative data analysis and reporting. As part of capacity building plan, WHH secured funding to train the core MEAL team in qualitative data analysis and reporting using Nvivo software. NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software which allows systematic capture and analysis of qualitative data such as open-ended survey interviews in evaluations to allow focused reporting.

Objectives of the training

The main objective of the training is to equip the participants with advanced qualitative data analysis and reporting skills, and independently use NVivo software for qualitative data analysis. The specific training objectives include.
• Ensure the participants have a clear understanding and interact with qualitative data
• Expose the participants to NVivo tools and the key features of qualitative analysis
• Ensure participants manipulate, master, and analyse data using Nvivo software, including generating descriptive, interpretive, and analytic codes using induction and deduction modules
• Ensure participants are able to produce queries and reports in NVivo
• Equip participants with skills to import and classify text, multimedia, survey, webpages, and tweet data and extract data using Nvivo
• To generate graphic displays to present findings using models, tables, and networks.

Scope of the assignment

WHH proposes instructor-led face-to-face training. The training is expected to focus on the following; • Introduction to qualitative research methods • Formulating qualitative research questions based on problem analysis • Qualitative interviewing-theory and practice • Focus groups on qualitative research theory and practice

Preliminaries of qualitative data analysis • Qualitative data management and analysis Using Nvivo • Design a feasible, consistent, and logical small-scale qualitative research proposal • Qualitative analysis results and interpretation • Triangulating results and sources • Qualitative research report preparation.

Target audience

The training targets 5 participants, mainly the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) staff.


The duration of the training shall be 5 days (8 hours per day). The training shall be conducted on 25-29 September 2023. However, preliminary works including preparing the training materials may begin earlier.


All documents and data shared with the Consultant to prepare the training materials are confidential and must be used solely for the training purpose. The deliverables and all materials linked to the Nvivo training prepared by the trainer or participants shall remain confidential and property of the contracting party.
Expertise of the Consultants
The service provider should have the following qualifications:
• Education: University Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, IT, Computer Science, or any relevant field
• Certified trainer in Qualitative Research and Nvivo training
• Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar training
• Good administration and interpersonal skills
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation of emergency and development projects in international NGOs.
• Fluent in English.

Technical and Financial offer

The applicants must provide the following:
• The company profile (in the case of a company)
• The Curriculum Vitae (CVs) of the training instructor with evidence of Nvivo certification
• Technical proposal outlining the suitability of the service provider in providing Nvivo training
• References including names and contact information from the previous clients who can be conducted regarding the relevant experience
• Proposed Nvivo training content and schedule
• Detailed breakdown of costs quoted in Euro for the 5 days instructor-led training, including any other anticipated costs to be incurred while undertaking the training.

Selection criteria
The following ranking criteria will be considered for the contract granting:

Technical qualifications and competence of the Consultant 10%

Demonstrated experience in conducting the Qualitative Data Analysis Training using NVivo 15%

The proposed training content 40%

Proposed methodology for the delivery of training content 15%

Financial proposal 20%

How to apply

Please, send your financial and technical offers in line with Terms of Reference (ToR) to [email protected] email address latest by 20th of Aug 2023 12:00 CET time with subject of TUR1019-TND-021-GZT.
In general, all the inquiries about the concerned competition can be submitted to [email protected] (With subject: TUR1019-TND-021-GZT) by 20th of Aug 2023 12:00 CET time.