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

Director of Acquisition and Sustainment

Rome, Italy

The Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) seeks an experienced Director of Acquisition and Sustainment (DAS) to serve as the principal advisor to the Director General on all MFO logistical matters, including sustainment plans and operations, supply, maintenance, facilities engineering, transportation, and commercial management. The DAS collaborates with and provides technical guidance and direction to MFO support staff at all locations: Sinai, Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Rome. He/she is responsible for leading all efforts to determine the operational support required to achieve the MFO’s strategic objectives and directs the implementation of all MFO logistics policies and programs.

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

  • Develops, recommends to the Director General for approval, and directs the implementation of all MFO-wide acquisition and sustainment related policies and programs. Monitors all approved policies and programs for compliance.
  • Provides strategic oversight of all significant MFO projects (construction/facilities engineering) to ensure timely and efficient progression as well as deliberate risk management.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Financial Officer on reviewing the operational support aspects of the annual budget prior to submission to the Director General.
  • Serves as the SAP key user for Plant Maintenance and Asset Management.
  • In conjunction with the Director General and/or Deputy Director General, appoints bid committees for procurement activities as required.
  • Chairs bi-annual MFO-wide Sustainment Conferences.

Although based in Rome, Italy, frequent travel to other MFO locations is required.


The ideal candidate for the DAS position has the following:

  • University degree, professional accreditation and demonstrated achievement in engineering management, supply of contracted services, consulting, or quality auditing expertise.
  • Project Management certification.
  • Contracting experience, preferably including contract administration, authorization, and compliance.
  • Logistics experience as a technical manager, management or systems analyst, quantity surveyor, management consultant or management auditor.
  • Experience negotiating and administering operations and maintenance or military camp support contracts. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction industry processes, delivery frameworks and ways of working.
  • Collaboration and communication skills to build relationships, inspire mutual trust and cooperation at the operational level, support contract negotiations, manage conflict, and provide timely and accurate reports for senior-level decision makers.  
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, identify and mitigate strategic risk.
  • Proficiency in SAP Material Management, Control, Logistic Information System and Plant Maintenance modules.
  • English fluency with excellent writing skills.


The DAS position is offered as a 2-year, renewable, accompanied-status contract, which features numerous benefits, including a competitive salary package, home-country tax reimbursement on MFO income, MFO-provided housing, coverage of costs incurred at MFO-approved primary and secondary schools for authorized child dependents, and worldwide medical 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