UNICEF is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated via email or originating from online job boards. Many of these schemes consist of an alleged offer of employment or contract with UNICEF in return for the payment of fees or providing personal or banking information.
Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees).
Such fraudulent correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a UNICEF logo, they may appear to originate from an official-looking email address or web site or they may be sent by individuals purporting to represent UNICEF or an entity which includes the word UNICEF in its name. These fraudulent schemes mislead individuals with the purpose to extract money and/or personal information.
UNICEF only advertises its employment opportunities on its global employment website or on the website of its Country Offices/National Committees (a list of which can be consulted here). UNICEF also utilizes bona fide and established media, newspapers and online job boards to disseminate its vacancies.
Beware if an offer of employment looks too good to be true. Never divulge personal and banking information or send money if you are unsure of the authenticity of an email or other communication in the name of UNICEF. If you are in doubt, please contact us for confirmation.