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

Vehicle Maintenance Facility Foreman

Sinai, Egypt

The Multinational Force and Observers seeks an experienced Vehicle Maintenance Foreman to supervise and manage a multinational team of technicians in the repair and maintenance of vehicles. The Vehicle Maintenance Facility Foreman is also responsible for maintaining accurate records of vehicle maintenance, ensuring health and safety practices, carrying out quality control checks and mentoring assigned technicians within a multinational military and civilian force of approximately 1,500 people in the Sinai.


Experience Required

  • Qualified vehicle technician with recognized certification equivalent to City and Guilds level 3 or higher, at least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory role, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy to include use of MS Office Suite.
  • Fluent written and spoken English mandatory, as well as ability to bend, stretch and squat to perform repairs and inspections.


This is an MFO Grade 6, Step 1 position with a total annual salary of USD $58,816.

The position is offered as a two-year renewable, unaccompanied-status contract and comes with a benefits package that includes housing, meals, recreational facilities, and worldwide health insurance coverage.

The MFO strongly encourages female applicants.

Employment Opportunities with the Civilian Observer Unit

Civilian Employees in Numbers


total employees 162


Total employees 162

Personnel: Nationalities