Project Manager

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 undertake the project manager and business development role of blockchain implementation projects in Africa.

As a project manager, the candidate will be responsible for leading and managing contract development projects, including but not be limited to:

  • Sourcing contract development, dApps and web2-to-web3 migration projects.
  • Negotiating terms and onboarding potential clients.
  • Liaising between prospective clients and Emurgo Labs, Emurgo Africa’s product development studio.
  • Taking the lead on internal product development projects eg. real-fi, mobility, traceability solutions, including necessary coordination with the Tech Bridge/CTO.
  • Managing sales pipeline, maintaining documentation and generating weekly and monthly updates of status of projects.
  • Ideating the top 3 verticals Emurgo Labs will develop product development projects in.

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

  • Experience with business development, managing sales pipeline, negotiations with clients.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in blockchain.
  • Strong command of spoken and written English.

Additional Experience

  • Experience working in VC and/or other asset class investing; investing banking or private equity.
  • Experience leading blockchain development projects.
  • Experience working as an IT consultant for startups, fortune 500s, DeFis and sovereign entities.
  • Experience as a Project Manager for any kind of project.
  • 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 "Project Manager" in the subject line or fill in the form above.

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