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

Chief of Facilities Engineering

Sinai, Egypt

The Multinational Force and Observers seeks an experienced Chief of Facilities Engineering to direct facilities maintenance, refurbishments, and construction projects in support of Sinai operations. The ideal candidate will lead a multinational team composed of facilities maintenance and construction specialists and be responsible for planning and delivery of smart, efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective infrastructure projects that include buildings and utility systems (water supplies, sewage disposal and electrical power), in a manner consistent with accepted US/UK health and safety standards.


Experience required:

The successful candidate will have:

  • University degree in Program Management, Engineering, Facilities Management or Construction Management, as well as Program Management certification or accreditation.
  • 10+ years of experience in implementing program planning and management systems in construction and facilities management.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Proficiency with SAP or another major ERP materials management.

Professional registration and post graduate qualifications are highly desirable as is previous Middle East/Military experience.


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.

This is an MFO Grade 11 position which carries a total annual salary of USD $126,511.

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