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Beware of fake 2024 vacancy notice for thousands of ActionAid Uganda jobs

IN SHORT: ActionAid Uganda is warning the public about a fake job advertisement for thousands of vacancies. The organisation says it posts legitimate vacancies on its official website or social media accounts.

A job advertisement posted on Facebook on 21 March 2024 has announced vacancies at ActionAid Uganda.

ActionAid Uganda is part of ActionAid International, a global non-governmental organisation that fights poverty and injustice.

According to the ad, the charity has almost 3,000 vacancies, including for graduate trainees, accountants, teachers, clerks, community health workers and electricians.

ActionAid has been working in Uganda since 1982 and has offices and staff in 15 districts. It gives priority to working with vulnerable groups, including women, children and those living in extreme poverty.

Interested candidates are advised to “apply for a single position ONLY” and that “multiple applications shall lead to automatic disqualification”.

The ad also appears in public Facebook groups with thousands of members here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here

But is it genuine? We checked.


Ignore fake job ad

The advert asks jobseekers to send their CV and cover letters to an Outlook email address, a popular email service that acts as a personal information manager. This is unusual for a large organisation or a genuine recruitment drive.

The email address on the contact page of the ActionAid Uganda website ends in “”. We would expect all emails from the company to follow the same format, unlike the email given in the social media ad.

As of 28 March, the supposed closing date for applications, there were no vacancies listed in the careers section of ActionAid Uganda’s website.

On 21 March, on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, ActionAid Uganda distanced itself from the job ad.

“Public Notice: This advert appearing on some online platforms is fake. We urge the public to be cautious and alert. Please note that ActionAid International Uganda advertises jobs on its known and verifiable social media handles, national newspapers and its official website,” the organisation wrote.

Read more about Facebook scams and how to spot them in our guide.

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