The MFO offers a range of employment opportunities to civilians who form the backbone of our mission of peace in support of Egypt and Israel.
Currently, we employ a total of approximately 140 direct hire international civilian staff across our offices in Rome, Tel Aviv, and Cairo and two military bases in Sinai, Egypt. Most international employment contracts are for two-years renewable, with either single or accompanied status, and include free housing and comprehensive medical coverage. MFO international civilian employees may also be eligible for tax reimbursement. The base salary scale for international civilian employees is provided below.
MFO international civilian employees assigned to the Sinai also enjoy free meals, recreational facilities, and annual travel benefits. For positions based in the Sinai, Egypt, the MFO prefers individuals with prior Middle East experience and who are self-starters with excellent communications skills. They should have the ability to live in a relatively austere environment.
The MFO Embraces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness
At the MFO, we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our commitment to peace and regional stability. We are strongly committed to ensuring workforce diversity; particularly in terms of gender and ethnicity. We believe that by promoting fairness in the workplace and fostering a culture of inclusiveness, we can attract the best talent. We strive to create a work environment in which employees feel valued and have the opportunity to excel regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate any kind of harassment, abuse, or discrimination.
The MFO regrets it cannot respond to all applicants.
Former US military officer with a college degree as well as recent experience in a combat arms branch or similar, techniques of air/ground reconnaissance including map reading, air and ground navigation, strong computer skills, knowledge of military equipment, organization and weapons systems, and HF/VHF radio communications procedures. Ability to live and work with soldiers from twelve different countries in a relatively Spartan environment. Middle East Area Specialist experience and some Arabic/Hebrew is highly desirable.
Graduation from a US military staff college is a plus.
US citizenship is mandatory.
2-year, unaccompanied contract, attractive salary, benefits and housing, food and medical care included. May be eligible for tax free status.
This is an MFO Grade 10 position.
POSITION TITLE: Civilian Observer
DEPARTMENT: Civilian Observer Unit (COU)
CATEGORY: Grade 10
LOCATION: South Camp, Sinai
DATE: 21 March 2018
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Chief, Civilian Observer Unit (CCOU)
All MFO Personnel serving in the Sinai are under the authority of the Force Commander.
The incumbent is responsible for verifying the implementation of limits throughout all four zones as noted in the Treaty of Peace. Civilian observers in COU uniform travel by airplane, helicopter, and four-wheel drive vehicle on multiple day missions to verify and report. Observers operate in harsh terrain, often on rudimentary roads in all weather conditions, under considerable threat conditions. The COU is the only MFO element that regularly operates in all four Treaty zones. Civilian observers have specific additional duties as assigned by the CCOU and may also be assigned other duties relating to MFO mission accomplishment.
Diplomatic or senior military experience. Ability to learn quickly, adapt to new surroundings and different cultures, work collegially and diplomatically in a multinational environment. Willingness to work odd hours and intensely for moderate periods. For those with contracts longer than one year, teaching skills are essential -- the ability to convey complex information in a comprehensible manner. Ability to work in a desert climate, adaptability to a hardship assignment with regional leave travel subject to Force Protection measures. Previous experience in the region is helpful but not a requirement. A Driving License is essential, a heavy vehicle license is preferred and the ability to drive in a rough desert environment. Competence in the use of information technology software is required, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency in the use of database and mapping software is desired.
Knowledge of Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish and/or French is useful but not required.
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