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Allan
Were

Principal Associate, International Development

Allan Were is a public health specialist with 25 years of experience in vector control management, private sector health, capacity building and technical assistance. He has developed a capacity building package for national and regional Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program managers and conducted capacity building workshops for leaders in 14 African countries. He has also developed a training curriculum for all levels of IRS workers and tools and user guides for IRS campaign planning, implementation and monitoring. Were is a member of the World Health Organization expert committee on vector control application equipment.

On the PMI VectorLink Project, Were leads the planning, implementation and supervision of activities in the 25 project countries. He signs off on the quantifications, procurement needs assessments, and activity schedules in the country annual work plans. He supervises 17 country-level operations managers and project sub-contractor EnCompass LLC. He travels to the target countries to provide technical assistance to project field teams and other vector control stakeholders and partners. He has ensured that the project achieves its scope and objectives even as budgets have shrunk by up to 30%.

As director of operations for the USAID/PMI-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project, he supported planning, training, communication, procurement and logistics management for 16 countries. He led vector control activities in 10 Latin America and Caribbean countries under the Zika AIRS Project and supervised procurement, monitoring and evaluation functions. As deputy chief of party for operations and communication at the PMI-funded Uganda IRS project, he planned and implemented activities in 10 target districts. Were worked with the Academy for Educational Development as chief of party (Uganda) for the USAID NetMark Project, which established a commercial market for insecticide-treated nets.

Expertise:

  • Public health management
  • Vector control
  • Private-public sector partnerships
  • Capacity building
  • Project Management
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Communication

Key Projects:

  • PMI VectorLink Project
  • Africa IRS Project
  • Uganda IRS Project
  • USAID/NetMark Africa Regional Malaria Program (Academy for Educational Development)
  • Unilever

Publications:

  • Were, Allan. PMI VectorLink. November 2018. Advanced Skills for Master Trainers and Supervisors. Rockville, MD. PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates Inc.
  • Were, Allan. PMI VectorLink. November 2018. Indoor Residual Spraying – A Workshop for Leaders at the National Level. Rockville, MD. PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates Inc.
  • Were, Allan, PMI VectorLink. August 2018. IRS Spray Operator Pocket Guide. Rockville, MD: PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates Inc.
  • Were, Allan. September 2018. PMI VectorLink. IRS Team Leader Guide. Rockville, MD: PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates Inc.\
  • Were, Allan, PMI VectorLink. August 2018. IRS Storekeepers Pocket Guide. Rockville, MD: PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates Inc.
Allan Were