By Elizabeth Benu,
John Njenga* always wanted to work for the United Nations. As he surfed the web, he came across an advert on a local website known for all manner of scams.
After a week he received a reply and the Career Point Kenya team wishes to share it with you.
Beware of this UN Jobs Scam
The United Nations Development Organization Job Opportunity :
RE:Office,Data Entry Clerks and Community Health Workers’ Positions:
The United Nations Development Organization-Kenya/Sudan (UN-Dev-Org) is a world leading independent charity organization aiming at making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children and women.
Quite an impressive organization background they have but you haven’t seen the requirements yet.
The minimum requirements for all the jobs is an O Level certification and above, knowledge of computers and a valid passport for those interested in working outside Kenya.
The email continues to give more perks about the jobs.
“Employment shall be on a 3 year contract initially, with possibility of conversion to permanent and pensionable terms subject to organizational needs and satisfactory performance.”
And the deal gets better. Have a look at the salary
“The UN-Development Organization -S.Sudan-Kenya will pay those working in Nairobi and Major Towns in Kenya USD 550 (KShs 50,600/=) every month PLUS KShs 450/= daily allowance for six days a week. Those working in South Sudan Juba will earn USD 800 ( Kshs 73,600 ) and A daily allowance of 15 USD.”
According to the email, transport will also be provided for free to all towns in Kenya and South Sudan Juba.
“ALL NEW applicants to pay a refundable fee of Kshs 1,000 ( Nairobi and other Kenyan towns or North Eastern applicants) and Kshs 1,500 (for South Sudan applicants) through M-PESA to : 0728 675 868, THEN write the M-PESA Transaction Number e.g GK65BU943 in your application letter,” reads the email.
The email address provided is as follows:
Ms. Joy Wangeci
The Human Resource Manager,
Russell Reynolds International,
REF : UN-Development Organization Kenya – Sudan / UN-DEV-ORG
email : email@example.com
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