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Social Safeguards / ESG expert (f/m/d)*


Unique Land Use GmbH


Climate Dpt.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wuertemberg, Germany    

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Until Filled

For our Climate Department, we are recruiting a safeguard / Environmental Social Governance expert for nature-based solution investments. The expert will work in a highly motivated international team, which jointly develops and supports the certification and implementation of high-quality restoration and conservation projects under VERRA and other relevant standards to:

– Support the development, certification and implementation of nature-based solutions projects in close coordination with the carbon accounting, biodiversity and digital solutions teams
– Advise the in-house teams and clients concerning the effective design and implementation of safeguards based on the requirements of the IFC performance standards and relevant carbon standards (VERRA’s VCS and CCBS, also SD VISTa, GoldStandard, and PlanVivo)
– Prepare and conduct consultations and develop community engagement plans, contribute to writing of project documents
– Support project teams concerning safeguard issues
– Support the professional management and delivery of high-quality products and services for our clients, including coordination of project team members and external consultants
– Support the acquisition of new clients and projects

Special Requirements
The ideal candidate has relevant working experience and a good understanding of the land use sector, and a passion for supporting the design and implementation of high-quality climate projects. Working experience with project developers, certification bodies and investors, is an asset. – 5 years+ of professional experience, preferably in an international work environment related to the design and implementation of nature-based solutions projects – Master degree in environmental law or governance, forestry, agriculture, or related fields – Excellent communication and client relationship skills – Intercultural team player – Willingness to travel internationally (short-term missions) – Proficiency with MS Office – Proficiency in English a must, proficiency in Spanish and / or French is another asset Duty station will be at Unique headquarters in Freiburg, Germany, with short-term missions into project countries. Start date: January 2024 WHAT WE OFFER Collaboration in an international interdisciplinary and dynamic team A casual work environment with impact A salary based on the requirements of the job and your level of expertise. Pleasant work-location in the city center of Freiburg, Germany. Other benefits like “Hansefit” (provider of company fitness), JobRad (bike leasing), organic fruits, coffee and tea for free at the office. Financial support for public transport-costs. *(m/f/d) is a statement for equal inclusion / diversity in Germany and means “Male / Female / Diverse”. In German: (m/w/d)

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