Coronavirus job scam! No, World Health Organization Kenya not hiring on Facebook

A Facebook post claims the World Health Organization is looking to hire community enforcement workers to help create awareness of Covid-19 in Kenya.

It reads: “JOB AT WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) – Kenya free application. Help us fight CORONAVIRUS by working for three months as a Community Enforcement Worker by educating the public on Covid – 19. NO JOB experience needed 8,000 personnel are required in Kenya salary of KSh35, 000. Application is free.”

The post links to a Google form where applicants are required to fill in their credentials –name, date of birth, ID Number, phone number and email address.

The form says the requirements include “having a secondary education and attained grade C- and above, be 18-45 years old, have a working mobile phone number and also a working phone”.

Is the WHO advertising jobs on Facebook? We checked.

‘Fake jobs advert alert’

On 2 April 2020 the WHO’s Kenya office tweeted a screenshot of the Facebook job ad with “FAKE NEWS” stamped on it.

The tweet reads: “Fake jobs advert alert!”

In these difficult times, beware of scammers trying to cash in on the coronavirus crisis. – Grace Gichuhi


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