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 Financial Controller

Sinai, Egypt


The MFO seeks an experienced and qualified accountant to assist the Force Financial Controller in all aspects of financial management.

The ideal candidate will be involved in the following areas:

  • budget management,
  • internal control and audit,
  • accounts payable,
  • management and financial reporting, and
  • people management.


Experience required

The successful candidate will have:

  • Professional Accounting qualification (such as CIMA, CMA, CPA or ACCA),
  • At least 5 years of broad-based financial experience gained in a commercial or not-for-profit environment,
  • Fluency in written and spoken English,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines,
  • Familiarity with SAP/ERP financial systems,
  • Passion for teamwork in a diverse working environment,
  • A strong drive to help sustain a positive work culture, and
  • Peace keeping/military experience and/or previous Middle East experience would be an advantage.


A two-year renewable, unaccompanied-status contract, including housing, meals, worldwide health insurance and recreational facilities is offered. May be eligible for tax free/tax reimbursement status.

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