A job ad supposedly published by Unicef Canada is currently being shared on Facebook. According to the said post, UNICEF has launched a program to recruit “all kinds of staff around the world, with no distinction to race, nationality or sex."
The profiles sought (about 15) range from assistant directors, nurses, and payroll to marketing managers and communication assistants. Candidates must be between 24 and 65 years old. They must also hold a baccalaureate or any other professional qualification and "be available to travel immediately," according to the ad.
According to the ad, this recruitment falls within the framework of the 2020-2021 work programme of UNICEF’s “Joint Inspection Unit.”
Beware! This is a fake job ad. Unlike the fake Facebook page @unicef.canada.officiel posting the ad, UNICEF Canada’s real Facebook page (@UNICEF-Canada) is verified. This certification can be detected thanks to the blue Facebook badge beside the page’s name.
Also, all the candidacies for international posts at the UNICEF are processed via its eRecruitment platform, not via an email.
Furthermore, the "Joint Inspection Unit," is not linked to the UNICEF as the ad claims. On its website, it informs that it is “the only independent external oversight body of the United Nations system mandated to conduct evaluations, inspections, and investigations system-wide.”