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Beware scam ad for jobs at USAid and Ampath Kenya

A graphic posted on Facebook claims that the US Agency for International Development (USAid), in partnership with Ampath Kenya, is recruiting 2,650 people.

The graphic claims that the positions, both job and internships, will be available in all of Kenya’s counties. It says graduates from recognised universities and colleges, as well as continuing students, will be eligible.

Two email addresses are given for people to send in their applications.



‘False job posting’


Africa Check contacted Ampath Kenya and showed them the graphic. We asked if they were aware of the recruitment.

“Unfortunately this is indeed a false job posting,” Debbie Ungar, Ampath’s communication manager, told us.

The organisation has also posted the graphic on Facebook with “Scam Alert!” stamped on it.

“We are aware of false employment postings currently circulating. Job openings and internships are exclusively posted through official channels at Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital and Moi University and at ampathkenya.org/employment,” the post reads.

In January 2020, USAid posted a warning on Facebook that people should not give out cash when applying for jobs, and should always verify that job offers were real. – Dancan Bwire




 

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