Marketing Director

EMURGO Africa invests and partners with Africa-focused enterprises, startups, and accelerators to foster the development of socially impactful solutions on Cardano’s third-generation and environmentally-sustainable blockchain.


ESOP and/or up to 2 months bonus

Competitive salary in USD

Health insurance

Job Description

To oversee, execute and lead all online & offline marketing activities, events and strategies for Emurgo Africa.

As Marketing Director, the candidate will be responsible for conceptualizing, initiating, leading and managing the marketing activities and calendar for all online and offline events, including but not be limited to:

  • Developing a robust online marketing and social media strategy and presence.
  • Executing online marketing strategies after achieving executive consensus.
  • Managing marketing budgets and with clear plans on spend and growth returns.
  • Taking the lead on messaging, branding and thought leadership content development and external communications.
  • Leading and growing a team of marketing, community and events specialists.
  • Developing brand identity for Emurgo Labs, Emurgo Africa’s flagship accelerator and venture studio.
  • Ensuring Emurgo Africa website, social media presence and in-person events echo the same synonymous message, look, feel and impact.

Due to the international nature of the business, the candidate will be required to have a good understanding of different cultures, an international outlook, strong communication skills and a high level of English language proficiency. The candidate will require flexibility and the ability to shift between different tasks efficiently, as he/she will be required to carry out additional tasks if/when they arise.

Essential Requirements

  • At least 8 years of experience in online & offline marketing, events and coverage.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple platforms, working with external third party vendors, production companies and agencies.
  • At least 5 years of project management experience with tools such as atlassian, clickup or others; demonstrating ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Strong command of spoken and written English.

Additional Experience

  • Basic knowledge and experience in blockchain and/or cryptocurrency.
  • Experience working in marketing for VC and/or other asset class marketing.
  • Knowledge with podcasting and brand identity creation is a plus.
  • Strong command of spoken and written French.
  • Interest and experience in Africa.

A Few Words About Us

Emurgo Africa is a very “hands-on” organization with team members throughout Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. The candidate will have flexibility and freedom to share and develop their ideas to complement the vision of Emurgo Africa. A relatively flat organization, prospective candidates will have the chance to grow fast within the ranks of the company and build out a strong business development unit capable of conceiving Cardano’s modus operandi - to be the leading emerging markets chain.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable wearing multiple hats, ultimately ensuring the inflow of development contracting opportunities for Emurgo Labs, leveraging his/her understanding of the merits of blockchain as a technology, and its additional layers of crypto and tokenization and the impact they can both have on access to capital and liquidity in Africa.

If you believe you are the right fit for this role, please apply to with "Marketing Director" in the subject line or fill in the form above.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the ideal candidate is found.