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

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Sinai, Egypt

The Multinational Force and Observers is currently looking for an experienced IT professional to serve as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Infrastructure and User Services in Sinai, Egypt. He/she oversees and manages the provision and maintenance of all ICT technical infrastructure and user services and assists the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the supervision of all aspects of information and communications technology programs. During absences of the CIO, he/she assumes all responsibilities of the CIO in leading the ICT staff. Candidates must have strong written and oral communications skills with the ability to brief and advise a multinational cadre of senior military officers. Additionally, candidates should have at least 8 years of commercial and/or government or military experience in the areas of information systems and telecommunications management and at least 4 years managerial level ICT experience. Military experience is strongly desired.


This position carries a total annual salary of approximately USD $126,000.

MFO International Staff positions are offered as two-year, renewable contracts and come with various benefits that include competitive salary packages, eligibility for tax free/tax reimbursement, onsite housing and meals, as well as worldwide healthcare insurance coverage.

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

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Employment Opportunities with the Civilian Observer Unit

Civilian Employees in Numbers


total employees 162


Total employees 162

Personnel: Nationalities