World Bank disowns South Sudan-based job advertisements for youth
The World Bank has distanced itself from fraudulent job advertisements for the young people in South Sudan, warning that several scammers are trying to exploit unemployment among the young people to steal in the world’s youngest country.
JUBA – The World Bank has distanced itself from fraudulent job advertisements for the young people in South Sudan, warning that several scammers are trying to exploit unemployment among the young people to steal in the world’s youngest country.
Advertisements have been circulating on WhatsApp groups with the most recent one claiming that the world financial institution was looking for young people “willing to join the financial sector” in South Sudan promising better payments.
In a statement, the World Bank South Sudan office denied that it is recruiting at least 12,600 young people for various positions and said that the jobs advertisement posting on several WhatsApp group is fake.
“The World Bank Country Office in South Sudan learned of a fraudulent advertisement circulating on social media reporting that the World Bank is sponsoring the recruitment of 12,600 officers to undertake a Population and Housing Census across the country,” the statement reads in part.
“The World Bank Group would like to confirm and clarify that this advertisement is a fake document and cautions the public against reading and disseminating it further. It has no involvement in any such schemes and cannot accept any responsibility for resulting losses, damage, or claims,” it added.
It said that “Like many other large organizations, the World Bank has a clear recruitment policy and any new job openings are posted on the World Bank Group official website and is open to any eligible and qualified candidates.
“The World Bank Group is a long-term development partner of South Sudan and has a Country Program supporting the national development priorities of the country.”
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