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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

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From: "U.N. JOB OFFER" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:48:10 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Job Vacancy

Our Mission
The U.S. Committee for U.N. supports the work of the World Health
Organization to improve the quality of life for millions of people around
the world by promoting democratic governance, poverty reduction, rural
development, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environmental
issues, and reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It accomplishes
these aims by building a broad-based American constituency that educates
for international development and by identifying US resources for specific
U.N. projects that support U.S. national interests.
A. Environmental Officer
Location: Belgium/USA/UK
Salary: $170,600.00 USD.
Contract: Fulltime
They are responsible for development oversight, management, and evaluation
of programs in the following areas: bio-diversity, conservation, forestry,
wildlife management, water and coastal resources management, environmental
education, environmental policy, environmentally sustainable agriculture,
community based natural resources management, urban and industrial
pollution reduction, urban planning and management (including such areas
as housing, water and sanitation),urban and housing finance, energy
efficiency and conservation, renewable energy applications, clean energy
technologies, energy sector planning and global climate change.
Environment Officers apply both a technical knowledge of their program
area and a variety of management and program evaluation knowledge in order
to ensure that projects meet the needs of who-usa partners and customers
in a cost-effective manner.
B. Financial Management Officer
Location: Canada/USA/UK
Salary: $174,000.00 USD
Duration: Full time
They direct the accounting and payment operations worldwide. In addition,
they provide significant, levels of advisory services to all levels of the
mission and host country governments. This includes administrative,
operational and program matters concerning financial, budgetary and
resource management and implementation issues.
C. Senior Program Officers for Nutrition
Location: South-Africa/USA/UK
Contract: Full time
Salary: $180,678.00 USD
Overall Responsibilities: the Senior Program Officer for Nutrition works
closely with Senior Child Survival/Immunization. Program Managers to plan,
coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate child survival activities,
with special attention to strengthening nutrition program activities. Work
with the Senior Child Survival/Immunization Adviser and the State Child
Survival/Malaria Program Managers to coordinate, implement, monitor, and
evaluate the country child survival activity plan. In particular, design,
plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition actions as an integral part of
COMPASS activities. Coordinate, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate
nutrition activities related to Vitamin A, breast feeding promotion,
complementary feeding, nutrition activities related to immunization and
National Immunization Days (NIDs), Quality Protein Maize (QPM) related
communications/behavior change, and community mobilization. Evaluate the
costs and effectiveness of Positive Deviance (PD)/Hearth approaches to
improving childhood health and nutrition. Identify and coordinate with
partners from The World Health Organization Children's Fund (UNICEF),
World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), Canadian International
Development Agency/Micronutrient Initiative (CIDA/MI), Department for
International Development (DFID) International Institute of Tropical
Agriculture (IITA), Helen Keller International (HKI),community-Directed
Treatment and Ivermectin (CDTI) Program, other academic institutions,
Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), and Non-governmental Organizations
(NGOs) for the development of activities at scale to reach high
geographical coverage.
D. Program/Project Development Officers
Location: UK/USA
Salary: $184,000.00 USD
Duration: Full time
They are responsible for strategy development, policy formulation,
performance reporting,project management, and public outreach. They are
looked upon to ensure that the Mission's operational procedures are
designed to elicit team work, emphasize shared values, make known
programming priorities, and reward innovation. Program/Project development
officers must be able to apply leadership and management skills in order
to ensure that program activities are designed and implemented to achieve
stated objectives, within resource constraints and in a timely manner.
E. Executive Officers
Location: France/USA/UK
Salary: $170,000.00 USD
They oversee a wide range of administrative and logistical support
functions including personnel management, contracting, procurement,
property management, motor pool management, travel management,
employee/family housing and maintenance management. In addition to having
direct responsibility for providing the daily support of the agency's
field mission, duties include planning for future personnel and
procurement requirements at the assigned duty station.
F. Lawyers
Location: France/USA/UK
Salary: $180,000.00 USD
They provide legal counsel to planners and administrators of WHO's
overseas programs, laws and regulations, Agency directives and delegations
of authority, bilateral agreements, loan and grant agreements, contracts
and other agreements pertaining to country or regional programs. They
advise on reconciliation of problems resulting from differences between
DRI. And cooperating country laws. They advise regional personnel on the
drafting and promotion of legislation and regulations to be proposed for
enactment or adoption by the cooperating country government Ministry of
G. Education Development Officers
Location: France/Netherlands/USA/UK
Salary: $180,000.00 USD
They analyze, advise, and assist with the development of host country
education human resources and man power planning systems. Strategies are
designed to improve existing education programs as well as to promote
organizational competencies and skills acquisition related to both
individual and institutional development. Duties Include participation in
Agency policy formulation, sector analysis, program and project design,
program monitoring, and evaluation of activities in education and human
H. Agriculture/Rural Development Officers
Location: South-Africa/USA/UK
Salary: $175,000.00 USD
They advise senior WHO and host government officials on agriculture and
rural development projects. They identify problems and propose solutions,
participate in project design and development, and manage and evaluate
programs. Duties include coordinating the flow of resources for projects,
analyzing the effects of proposed policies, legislation, and programs and
advising on interdisciplinary rural development programs.
I. Program Officers
Location: South-Africa/USA/UK
Salary: $174,000.00 USD
J. Program Team Leader
Location: Germany/U.S.A/UK
Salary: $170,000.00 USD
K. Operations Director
Location: SPAIN/USA/UK
Salary: $180,000.00 USD
L. HR and Admin Team Leader
Location: SWEDEN/U.S.A/UK
Salary: $175,000.00 USD
M. Economic Affairs
Location: South-Africa/USA/UK
Salary: $155,000.00 USD
N. Medical
Location: South-Africa/USA/UK
Salary: $185,000.00 USD
O. Political Affairs
Location: South-Africa/USA/UK
Salary: $175,000.00 USD
P. Security
Location: South-Africa/U.S.A/UK
Salary: $185,000.00 USD
Applicants are selected on the basis of academic credentials, experience
and other relevant factors. Successful applicants are interviewed on their
related knowledge, skills and abilities. Application is open to all
interested applicants from any nationality. HOW TO APPLY: Send your
resume/CV to:
Dr. James Woodgate PhD,
Recruitment Officer
UN Headquarters
First Avenue at 26th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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