As a leading international consulting company for forestry and sustainable land use, UNIQUE is always looking for new employees from different sectors.

We employ senior professionals as well as young professionals from various fields of expertise ranging from natural resource management, forestry and timber industries to agriculture, rural development and climate change. With a large number of permanent employees, we can rely on strong in-house expertise. This enables us to deliver high-quality consultancy services and to successfully manage complex assignments and long-term projects.

We offer a dynamic and diverse working environment that is flexible to changing needs and leaves space for innovation. The organizational structure of our company is characterized by flat hierarchies and short ways of communication. We offer long-term career perspectives. Career development, in particular of junior staff, is of high priority to us.

Current employment opportunities

Below you find current job opportunities. If a posting is of interest to you and matches your qualifications, we look forward receiving your application.


Forest Sector IT expert
Duty station: Freiburg, Germany

UNIQUE is seeking to recruit a forest sector IT specialist to join our forestry consulting division. We are looking for someone to work on complex GIS and remote sensing tasks and the development of related databases and software applications. The division is developing business applications for EO data in the forest sector, implementing large and national forest inventories including land cover assessments, as well as providing technical support for environmental protection surveys. To date, we have carried out more than 50 projects in the field of information technology in the forestry and land use sector in over 20 countries.

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Software programmer
Duty station: Freiburg, Germany or home office

UNIQUE is seeking to recruit a software programmer to develop App and Management Information Systems to monitor sustainable land management practices.

The software programmer will work within our IT team. She/he is expected to be familiar with:

  • Core PHP or other frameworks or Java for server side scripting for REST/SOAP API
  • Cordova for mobile app development or IONIC
  • Mysql and PostgreSQL (PostGIS) database
  • Knowledge on Geoserver and openlayers/leaflet is strong advantage
  • UI part using JQuery, HTML, Bootstrap/Angular JS without any restriction on front end part

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Assignment-related vacancies (long- and short-term)

We are always interested in working with qualified and experienced freelance consultants and experts. Below you can find project-specific job postings. Moreover, if you have more than 10 years of professional experience and international work experience, we are happy to include your CV in our expert database to be taken into consideration for future tenders. If interested, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



UNIQUE offers compulsory internships to university students to a limited extent. Please apply by sending your application consisting of cover letter and CV. Kindly state the division you are interested in and the preferred internship period.

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