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

Finance Manager

Sinai, Egypt

The MFO seeks an experienced and qualified Finance Manager to lead all aspects of financial management for the MFO element that operates in the Sinai.

The Finance Manager is responsible for the following areas:

  • Oversight of MFO-Sinai finances – leadership and insights;
  • Budget management and financial planning;
  • Financial accounting and reporting;
  • Internal control and audit;c
  • Management of accounting transactions (accounts payable, cashflow); and
  • Team leadership and people management.


Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • a professional accounting qualification (such as CIMA, CMA, CPA or ACCA);
  • minimum of 5 years’ senior financial leadership experience, preferably from a commercial or not-for-profit environment;
  • collaborative and facilitative working style;
  • strong business and commercial acumen;
  • experience in continuous improvement and change implementation;
  • fluency in written and spoken English;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • familiarity with SAP/ERP financial systems;
  • a passion for building a high performing team in a diverse working environment; and
  • a strong drive to help sustain a positive work culture.

Peace keeping/military experience and/or previous Middle East experience is an advantage.

This is an MFO International Staff position with a starting total annual salary of USD$126,511. The position is offered as a two-year renewable, accompanied-status (spouse/partners welcome) contract, and comes with a benefits package that includes housing, meals, recreational facilities, and worldwide health insurance. Additionally, MFO International Staff are 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