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

Contracts and Procurement Support Officer

Rome, Italy

The Multinational Force and Observers seeks an experienced Contracts and Procurement Support Officer to assist the Director of Support in providing day-to-day contract administration support, managing and administering the full life cycle of the procurement and contracts processes, and drafting complex legally binding contracts and agreements.

The ideal candidate will also:

  • provide subject matter expertise, advice, and recommendations during the development and negotiation of contracts;
  • support various procurement functions such as strategic sourcing, subcontracting, and vendor file management; and
  • provide quality assurance and oversight to contract and procurement-related functions.

Experience required:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A university degree or vocational qualification and equivalent experience. Chartered status or equivalent as an engineer, in procurement and supply, or contract management.
  • Demonstrated experience in contracting works and services as well as the purchasing of goods in the public and private sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, planning, and organization to manage multiple activities across the spectrum of support functions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction industry processes.
  • Proficiency with SAP HANA as this is a high-end SAP user position.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Collaboration and communication skills.
  • Work experience in the Middle East and/or with military contracting is desirable.

A two-year renewable, accompanied-status contract, including a competitive salary package, worldwide health insurance, MFO-provided housing and eligibility for tax reimbursement is offered, along with several other benefits to facilitate living and working in Rome.

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

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Employment Opportunities with the Civilian Observer Unit

Civilian Employees in Numbers


total employees 162


Total employees 162

Personnel: Nationalities