Be aware of fraudulent posts and alerts
Learn more, protect yourself
UNICEF Uganda is aware and concerned by the numerous fraudulent alerts circulated via WhatsApp, emails, website, telephone calls, soliciting money from the public in exchange for jobs, services, training, invitation to bid, among others.
The fraudulent alerts or posts sometimes bear the UNICEF logo and fake email addresses with a UNICEF mention.
This is to clarify that UNICEF does NOT receive applications (including cover letters and CVs) through email. All UNICEF vacancies are announced on its official global vacancies page or on the global careers page and applications uploaded online.
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 will not request any banking information.
All interested prospective bidders should visit the procurement page on our official website to learn more about the supplies and services UNICEF procures to support programme implementation.
All UNICEF procurement notices, and tender opportunities are advertised through the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM).
For all official communications, please visit the UNICEF Uganda website at www.unicef.org/uganda
EXAMPLES OF FAKE JOB ALERTS
2021 - The screenshot above shows how the UNICEF’s brand was misused for a fraudulent job alert. The alert contained an outdated UNICEF logo, wrong email address and had errors in the unpacked UNICEF acronym. UNICEF in full is United Nations Children’s Fund and NOT United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. All UNICEF job applications are done online and not shared via email as indicated in the fake advert.
Please note all UNICEF vacancies are advertised on the global global vacancies page and applications should be submitted via the e-recruitment system.
2021 - The screenshot indicates how a fraudulent job advert is soliciting for teachers as part of a UNICEF funded capacity building programme.