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

High Voltage Electrician

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

The Multinational Force and Observers seeks an experienced High Voltage (HV) Electrician for its two camps in the Sinai. He/She will:

  • oversee the operation and maintenance activities of the HV distribution system, switchgear, and transformers, including inspection, test, and repair of electrical substations and generator sets,
  • assist in the development of plans for power distribution,
  • provide safety training to a team of local workers, and
  • keep detailed records of all work undertaken.

The position is located in Sinai, Egypt, in an international work community consisting of military and civilian personnel of numerous nationalities.


Experience Required

The successful candidate must have a recognized Certification/License for working 22 KV systems from his/her home country, a minimum of 10 years’ experience, with at least 3 years in a supervisory role, excellent organizational skills, and fluency in written and spoken English.

This position carries an annual total salary of USD$69,914.

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

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