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Kenyans, beware of fake ad for 18 jobs at child protection agency World Vision

IN SHORT: A World Vision recruitment ad on social media is fake and likely a scam. Jobseekers are urged to visit the child protection agency’s website for vacancies.

An advertisement for 18 different positions at World Vision has been posted on Facebook.

World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organisation that focuses on the well-being and development of children, especially those living in poverty. It works in nearly 100 countries, including Kenya.

The ad, posted on a Kenyan Facebook group with over 153,000 members, said applicants must be Kenyan citizens and of sound mind. They must also have a university degree or high school certificate, and be willing to serve the needy and participate in community activities.

“Qualified and interested candidates should send their cover Latter, updated CV and copies of their ID cards to [email protected] by close of business on 2 February 2024 … ” the advert adds.

Positions available include accountant, social worker, human resources manager, clerk, data entry clerk, security officer, ICT officer, child advocate and community liaison officer.

But is the advert legit? We checked.


Ignore fake ad

There are several red flags. The ad contains grammatical errors that would be uncharacteristic of a World Vision document. These include “cover Latter”, and “positions here below to be field by suitably applicants”.

Applications are also to be sent to an address, which is unlikely for such a large organisation.

On its official X account, the World Vision urged the public to ignore the job advert, calling it “FAKE”.

“Beware of fake World Vision job announcements & phone calls offering World Vision jobs. ALL our jobs are posted on our website. World Vision does not, & will never, solicit money for recruitment. #FakeNews #StayAlert,” World Vision Kenya said.

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