An advert being shared on WhatsApp groups promising jobs at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is fake.
The advert also shared on Facebook lists 26 vacant positions, including clinicians, social workers, nurses, surveyors, clinical officers, ICT officers, secretaries, human resource officers, and event organisers.
The advert lists a Gmail account as the primary account for sending applications, with a deadline of September 8, 2023, at 4:00 pm.
“Interested applicants are invited to forward their application and updated CV via mail only to [email protected] by close of business 8th September 2023 at 4:00 pm. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted,” the advert reads in part.
According to contact information on the NHIF website, the Gmail account is not listed among the official communication channels for the parastatal. The email accounts listed on the NHIF website include [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected].
On Monday, September 4, 2023, NHIF, through its verified X (formerly Twitter) account, dismissed the advert as fake.
“Please be advised of the FAKE vacancies poster going round on social media. NHIF posts its career opportunities at https://nhif.or.ke/careers/,” NHIF stated.
NHIF last advertised for a vacancy on April 3, 2023, according to information on its website’s careers section as of September 5, 2023.
The advertisement promising jobs at the agency is, therefore, FAKE.
This fact check was published by Business Today with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.