Beware of fraudulent job offers
UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
UNICEF is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated via email, social media or 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), and it does not request any banking information.
Such fraudulent correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a UNICEF logo, 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 Careers website and the Vacancies page, or on the websites of its National Committees. UNICEF also utilizes bona fide and established media, newspapers, as well as online professional platforms (e.g. LinkedIn) and job boards to disseminate its vacancies. All job offers are made by UNICEF human resources personnel following a competitive process.
Beware if an offer of employment looks too good to be true (see below an example of fraud). 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. Financial loss and identity theft could result from the sending of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence.
If you fall victim to fraud, it is recommended that you contact immediately local law enforcement authorities. If you wish to report any potential fraudulent activities related to UNICEF, please contact UNICEF’s Office of Internal Audit and Investigations.
Examples of fraud
January 2022 - The screenshot above shows how UNICEF’s brand can be misused for fraudulent purposes. The phishing email claimed to offer employment opportunities at UNICEF and attempted to solicit an email response and personal information from the recipient. The scammer impersonated a member of UNICEF’s executive team to increase the credibility of the message. The email was sent from unicefjob.com, which is not a legitimate UNICEF domain/email address. An outdated UNICEF logo and branding were also applied in the email. Please note all UNICEF vacancies are advertised on the global Careers website and applications should be submitted via the e-recruitment system.