Trainee (f/m/x) in the field of environment and social governance

UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH

UNIQUE is a Germany-wide and internationally leading consulting company for forestry and sustainable land use. Since the company was founded in 1998, we have worked in over 75 countries, with more than 700 projects successfully completed. UNIQUE’s headquarter is in Freiburg im Breisgau, with a subsidiary in Paraguay. In addition, we have permanent representative offices in Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan. Our team consists of experts in forestry and agriculture, economics and political science. With more than 60 employees, we have a pool of diverse expertise. This enables us to provide high-quality consulting services in the various fields of the land use sector.

Forest Investment Division

In UNIQUE’s Forest Investment Division, we identify, evaluate, and implement investment strategies for sustainable forest management (SFM). Our expertise covers SFM in both natural forests and plantations. Our strong track record in SFM is supported by our use of leading best-practices and the use of recognized scientific methodologies. In Paraguay, UNIQUE manages 12,000 ha of FSC® certified forests (natural forest and plantations).

UNIQUE’s Trainee Program

UNIQUE’s trainee program offers graduates and young professional entry into an international and multidisciplinary consulting company. The term usually takes 12-18 months. During this time, trainees are exposed to various departments within UNIQUE to gain insights into the company and into project management and acquisition.
Environmental and Social Governance Trainee Requirements

UNIQUE’s Forest Investment Division seeks to recruit a Trainee in the field of environment and social governance (ESG). ESG is increasingly important for our clients, both in the public and private sectors. E&S safeguards to internationally accepted standards are routinely required and thus to support our existing (and anticipated) portfolio, we are looking to build our staff capacity in this field.

We are specifically seeking someone that meets the following requirements
  • A completed Masters’ degree in the field(s) of forestry, social or environmental sciences.
  • A keen interest in environmental and social issues in developing countries is vital.
  • Knowledge of International Certification and E&S safeguards would be an advantage.
  • Ability to quickly familiarize yourself with complex topics.
  • High degree of initiative.
  • Enjoy working in an international team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Languages: Fluency (written and spoken) in Spanish and good knowledge of English would be required. German would be an additional asset.

We offer flexible working hours as well as exciting and varied tasks in a positive atmosphere. The position will be based at our headquarters in Freiburg. In this intensive training period, experienced senior consultants will support you and you will gain first-hand experience in all aspects of the business. The aim is to start at UNIQUE as a junior consultant after successfully completing the trainee program.

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your application documents. Please send your curriculum vitae and motivation letter to

We are aiming to fill the position by 01.06.2019.
UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH
Schnewlinstraße 10
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Katia Obst
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