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 Technical Stores Controller

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

The MFO seeks an experienced Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) Technical Stores Controller.  The Technical Stores Controller is responsible for the ordering and accountability of all technical parts, tools, personnel protection equipment (PPE), and test equipment used daily in the Vehicle Maintenance Facilities at our North and South Camps. 

The principal areas of responsibility for this position include the following:

  • Ensuring the VMF is effectively resourced for daily business in a cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Managing the VMF inventory and the daily ordering of necessary equipment through the SAP ERP system (to include adjustments).
  • Supervising a team of three workers.
  • Accounting for equipment issued to the VMF and managing the calibration register for special tools and test equipment.
  • Managing fuel and lubricant stock ensuring old stock is used first and monitoring use-by-dates.
  • Acting as the point of contact for the disposal of scrap, waste oil and environmentally hazardous material.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of vehicle parts across various product ranges.
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills with high attention to detail and the ability to perform tasks carefully and accurately.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize effectively.
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements, particularly in the control of substances hazardous to health and lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and supervise the work of subordinates.
  • Must hold a valid national driver`s license. Forklift licence is desirable.
  • Good command of both written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning tools.

Education and Experience:

  • High school or Vocational education.
  • Recognized logistic supply, warehousing, vehicle maintenance or associated qualification.
  • Five years of technical stores supervision experience at foreman/supervisor level within a related industry sector.

This is an MFO International Staff 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.  Additionally, all 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