Supporting Peace

The people of the MFO serve a historic mission in support of peace and regional stability.

Serving alongside the MFO’s military contingents is an exceptionally talented civilian workforce of about 160 people directly hired by the MFO and employed across all MFO locations: Sinai, Representative Offices in Cairo and Tel Aviv, and Headquarters in Rome. The MFO civilian workforce consists of two categories of employee: International Staff and Non-International Technical and Administrative Support Staff.

International Staff

The MFO employs an International Staff of about 130 civilians who are recruited on the open job market. The vast majority of the MFO’s International Staff positions are in Sinai. Of note, just under 20% of the Sinai positions belong to the MFO’s Civilian Observer Unit and are required by Treaty-related provisions to be filled by US citizens. Outside Sinai, there are a small number of International Staff positions: 12 positions at the MFO Headquarters in Rome and a total of three positions in Cairo and Tel Aviv. The MFO accepts applicants of any origin and does not maintain quotas based on nationality.

Non-International Technical and Administrative Support Staff (National Staff)

The MFO employs about 30 staff between the Headquarters in Rome, Italy, and the Representative Office in Tel Aviv, Israel. These people are recruited locally in Italy and Israel and carry out a variety of technical and administrative functions.

Additionally, local contract employees perform a wide range of essential functions in support of the MFO’s military contingents and civilian workforce in Sinai and Cairo.

See the list of current vacancies below or simply apply as a general applicant.

Current vacancies

Chief of Personnel Support

Sinai, Egypt

The Chief of Personnel Support (CPS) is the senior Human Resources staff member in the Sinai and the principal advisor to the Force Commander (Major General) on all personnel matters for approximately 150 civilian and 1100 military staff members assigned to MFO Sinai.

Some examples of the day-to-day responsibilities of the CPS are:

  • Manages all aspects of civilian recruiting in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources (DHR) and Hiring Managers.
  • Develops organizational job analysis and staffing reviews.
  • Collaborates with the DHR on all personnel-related matters including, among others, changes to MFO personnel policies, practices and procedures, performance management, staffing proposals, salary surveys and adjustments, and a broad range of personnel-related issues.
  • Oversees the civilian Performance Management Assessment process and provides guidance on managing poor performance.
  • Supervises all elements of the Force Retail Program, consisting of the Force Exchange retail outlets, the social clubs and the recreation and athletics facilities, including the gymnasiums and the Tours Office.
  • Oversees Library activities for two camps and remote sites.


The ideal candidate for the CPS position has the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Strategic Leadership, or Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • CIPD Level 7, SHRM-CP, or equivalent with supporting relevant experience.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in people management at a senior level including in a multinational organization.
  • Proven experience with HR policies, processes, and systems.
  • Extensive experience of managing complex employee relations cases.
  • English fluency with excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Previous military staff officer experience at the field grade/senior NCO or Warrant Officer level highly desirable.
  • Sexual assault prevention and response certification and Diversity, Equality< and Inclusion training highly desirable.
  • Experience with HR ERP systems; proficiency in SAP Success Factors desirable.

This is an MFO International Staff position with a starting total annual salary of USD$147,557.  The CPS position is offered as a 2-year, renewable, accompanied-status contract featuring numerous benefits, including a competitive salary package, home-country tax reimbursement on MFO income, MFO-provided on-camp housing and meals, and worldwide healthcare and life insurance coverage.

The MFO is strongly committed to ensuring workforce diversity, particularly in terms of gender and ethnicity.

Women applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Employment Opportunities with the Civilian Observer Unit

Civilian Employees in Numbers


total employees 162


Total employees 162

Personnel: Nationalities