SHOUT-IT-NOW believes in a world where youth are empowered to make the best choices for their own health and wellbeing.


SHOUT-IT-NOW uses innovative social behaviour change approaches to effectively engage youth and create demand for our health and wellbeing services. We offer a range of health services, currently focused on sexual and reproductive health, via a variety of convenient channels, primarily mobile vans. We also aim to connect youth via referrals and linkages to a range of other health and wellbeing services, including behavioural and livelihoods programs that are offered through partners. Custom technology enables SHOUT-IT-NOW to effectively use real-time data to generate insights and inform our program design—our youth engagement, communications and service delivery strategies—and to give youth easy access to programs offered by our ecosystem partners. Importantly, we take a client-centered peer-lead approach, involving youth in all aspects of our work.

Shout-it-Now seeks to appoint a Chief Program Officer, a thought leader in the Global Health sector, to join their team based in our Centurion Office. This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

The CPO is responsible for providing executive-level global public health technical and clinical strategic direction for Shout and works with the team to develop and influence thinking on global health trends and advise on policy and strategy for the sustainable growth of the organisation locally and regionally as well as enhance the track record of excellence and leadership in the field of public health. Furthermore, to engage at a strategic and operational level with partners and key stakeholders.



  • Sustain growth and development of the organization through contribution to a stable project pipeline in local and Global Health.
  • Develop and drive strategic health services plans based on funders, government and Shout-It-Now requirements.
  • Dissemination of knowledge and key outcomes of Shout’s programmatic work through publications and presentations in global academic and non-academic media and platforms and other relevant key stakeholders (i.e government and/or funders).
  • Provide the technical and clinical guidelines including the development and management of operational procedures to the programs
  • Develop sound program management systems for effective and efficient implementation of programs
  • Develop high level technical systems and process documements/tools
  • Expertise in project planning and implementation
  • Drive agility in all programs and ensure QI/QA processes.
  • Achieve assigned operational objectives and outputs as determined by Shout’s Strategic Pillars, work plans and Scorecard.
  • Lead the development and execution of effective and efficient systems and process to support delivery of high-quality care and prevention services.
  • Positively positioning Shout and its work to all its stakeholders and representing Shout in relevant local and international forums and thought leadership bodies.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of an exemplary, auditable governance, risk and compliance environment across the organisation.
  • Promote and embed a culture of innovation, best practice, quality improvement and measurable outcomes.
  • Ensure all programmes are aligned and comply to national, and funder guidelines.
  • Lead a coordinated cohort of credible organisational-level technical specialists and Heads of Programmes with skills in various aspects of Global Health, available and working across the operations of the organisation.
  • Responsible for staff development, staff performance, succession planning and career growth plus any other development of delegated teams within your department.
  • Reinforce the Shout culture and vision.
  • Develop budget for the Operations function and monitor expenditure against budget, ensuring that only authorised overspending is approved in accordance with procedures.


Qualification Required:

  • MBChB or MD, and/or a Master’s Degree in Public Health (or related field)


  • PhD/ Doctoral degree in Public Health related field of study.


Experience Required:

  • At least ten (10) years experience in leading international donor funded public health programs in a senior staff capacity, specifically in Southern Africa.
  • Leadership of large country/multi-country public health programs, with particular experience in e.g., USAID, CDC, PEPFAR, Global Fund, BMGF and other global health development programs.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program design, implementation and scale-up within the Health Sector
  • Sound working knowledge of the Global Health research sector and established a track record in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey information to various audiences, including a range of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Great skills in writing; technical and report writing.
  • Strategic thinker, leadership and stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of strategic contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Ethical leadership and judgement.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize and juggle competing priorities.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Willingness and able to travel locally and internationally.


To Apply:

Kindly forward your CV and motivation to by Monday, 15 July 2024, quoting the position title on the subject line. Please note that Shout-It-Now reserves the right not to fill the position.


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