Khan Academy is a fast-paced nonprofit on a mission to provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of world-class instructional and practice resources that empowers learners. Whether they’re studying matrices, mitosis, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything. 


Khan Academy India aims to deliver a world-class user experience to learners in India that is locally relevant and are enabled by a strong on-the-ground team and operations. Our learning system is mastery-based, which allows students to master key concepts at a pace that’s right for them before moving on to more challenging content. From serving under 500,000 learners in 2016, we are now serving almost 4 million learners a month across our websites, apps, and youtube channels. These learners include both independent learners accessing us at home, and teacher-directed learners in schools.  Our focus is to reach the underserved by making our content accessible in local languages and by working with large public school systems. Khan Academy is already available in Assamese, Hindi, Hinglish, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, and Punjabi.


The Temporary HR Manager will assume the responsibilities of the HR Manager during an upcoming maternity leave period for our Lead HR. This role encompasses managing all aspects of human resources functions within the organization, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and supporting the overall strategic objectives of the HR department and the company.

This is a 9-month maternity coverage contract role. 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. HR Administration: Oversee day-to-day HR operations, including but not limited to recruitment, onboarding, employee records management, employee lifecycle management, payroll coordination, and benefits administration.
  2. Employee Relations: Act as a point of contact for employee inquiries, concerns, and grievances. Facilitate conflict resolution and ensure a positive employee experience throughout the contract, with confidentiality and transparency. 
  3. Recruitment and Selection: Manage the recruitment process from job posting to offer stage, including sourcing candidates, conducting interviews, offer negotiations, offer roll-out and collaborating with hiring managers to fill vacant positions.
  4. Performance Management: Lead the performance appraisal process, provide guidance to managers on performance-related matters, and assist in the development of performance improvement plans as needed. Conduct the End-Year performance review cycle in the organization with confidentiality. 
  5. Training and Development: Identify training needs based on the newly launched Competency Framework, and support employee development initiatives to enhance skills and competencies across the organization. Ensure that all our policies and processes are up to date in the organisation before the financial year closing. 
  6. Workforce Planning: Support the workforce planning exercise along with the Head of Finance and Country Director to ensure preparedness for the next financial year
  7. HR Reporting: Provide insights and recommendations to senior management based on data analysis like attrition, workforce budget and planning. 
  8. HR Projects: Identify the need for HR projects and initiatives aimed at improving processes, enhancing employee engagement, and fostering a positive organizational culture.


- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field. Master's degree or HR certification is a plus.

- Proven experience in HR management, preferably in a similar role.

- Strong knowledge of HR practices, employment laws, and regulations.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- Ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

- Proficiency in HRIS software, and Google suite.

- High level of confidentiality, integrity, and professionalism.


- Flexibility concerning working hours and arrangements

- Opportunity to gain valuable experience in HR management and contribute to the success of the organization during a critical period.

This role offers a unique opportunity to step into a temporary HR lead position and make a meaningful impact while supporting the current HR Lead in her absence during the maternity leave. The Temporary HR Manager will play a pivotal role in maintaining the continuity of HR operations and ensuring a smooth transition back to the regular HR Manager upon her return.



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