The Quantum Hub

Impact oriented policy research and communications solutions

Policy Tracking

policy-tracking-img Scanning the policy landscape with active stakeholder mapping

We help clients and partners stay ahead by keeping track of the evolving thinking and policy developments that are likely to affect their sector. We also assist them in identifying key influencers and decision makers to help create an enabling ecosystem.

Research & Analysis

Understanding policy impact and proposing alternatives

In the ever changing policy landscape, we help clients visualise the implications of proposed legislation/regulation. We work with them to develop informed positions on key policy issues, find best practices from around the globe, and create policy alternatives that may be presented to law making agencies.

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Communications

policy-communications-img Building powerful messaging to engage with the audience

We help clients and partners build thought leadership by communicating effectively about things that matter. We design communications and advocacy strategies to leverage traditional and new media to bring focus to policy issues. We also create innovative outreach programs to build resonance and engage with a young audience.

About TQH – The Genesis

TQH is a Delhi based start-up that was founded in 2017 with the express intent of working on complex public policy problems in the dynamically evolving Indian ecosystem.

Set up as a consulting firm, TQH has been conceptualised to bridge the gap that exists in the policy space. The public policy research and advocacy landscape in India has traditionally been dominated by think-tanks, law firms and PR agencies. However, with policymakers increasingly dealing with a rapidly changing economy, there is a strong need for dynamic and multi-disciplinary expertise to inform public policy deliberations in India. TQH was designed to fill this gap and create a platform for trained public policy professionals with solid research-analytical skills and experience of working with governments to offer evidence based policy and communications solutions.

In the time since its founding, TQH has already created a name for itself and today we work with a host of clients – both private and public – on challenging policy problems across a range of sectors. We also undertake in-house research to push the thinking on important policy issues being deliberated by the government.

Projects & engagements

The team at TQH works on a diverse range of projects. We have led policy research and advocacy work for Catalyst, an initiative seeded by the Government of India and USAID to increase the adoption of digital payments in India. We have worked closely with the Government of Haryana for employment and skilling, supported NITI Aayog with advocacy on reforms in education, and undertaken projects for UN agencies as well as institutes such as IFMR. We also lead research assignments for tech majors such as Amazon, Freecharge and Instagram and work with industry bodies such as NASSCOM on tech policy and regulation of new business models.

Additionally, we strengthen participatory governance and research-based civic engagement by assisting offices of Members of Parliament and Indian Ministries with research and advocacy on legislative and policy issues through our sister concern and learning arm YLAC – Young Leaders for Active Citizenship.

While we undertake both policy research and advocacy assignments for governments and not-for-profits, we only undertake research assignments for private enterprises.

Core Team

The TQH team brings together an exceptional combination of skills – in policy research and government engagement as well as public relations and media management – aspects that are crucial to policy analysis and advocacy.
 
rohit-profile-pictureROHIT KUMAR, CO-FOUNDER
Alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and IIT Bombay, Rohit served as the Head of Policy and Research at the office of Mr. Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha. In addition to supervising research at Mr. Panda’s office, Rohit was responsible for working with central/state governments and other organisations on development projects.Read complete profile
He has worked for several years with PRS Legislative Research, the Indian think-tank that supports MPs across party lines with research on legislative and policy issues. At PRS, Rohit also developed ‘MP Track’, a tool that is widely used by the media and civil society to track engagement of MPs in Parliament. Before shifting to policy, he was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) at their Mumbai office. He is a 2013 IPRYLI (India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative) fellow with the Asia Society.
 
 
aparajita-profile-pictureAPARAJITA BHARTI, CO-FOUNDER
With a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Oxford University, Aparajita has rich experience in policy and communications. In her previous role, she was Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communications at Snapdeal where she was responsible for media messaging and engagement, in addition to providing inputs on policy and legislative issues that affect the digital commerce sector.Read complete profile
She was also instrumental in developing and managing partnerships with many state governments for Snapdeal. Previously, Aparajita has worked as a Legislative Assistant to Mr. N.K. Singh, Member of Parliament, India and was one of the four Indians selected for the Faiths Act Fellowship by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in 2011. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper from the New Delhi hub.
 
 
RENJINI RAJAGOPALAN
Renjini Rajagopalan is a lawyer with an LLB from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi and an LLM in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics. Most recently, she led policy at MPower, a Development Advisory for Parliamentarians where she provided policy support to 20+ MPs from the ruling coalition.Read complete profile
In her earlier foray into human rights, she worked for Detention Action London aiding refugees & asylum seekers. She’s also been previously associated with the Center for Public Policy Research where she was the founding-member of ‘Reinventing Cochin’, the predecessor to CPPR’s Center for Urban Studies, and helped pilot CPPR’s Public Policy Research Methods School.
 
 
SUKHMANI GROVER
Sukhmani is a development strategist and practitioner with extensive experience at the intersection of policy and grassroots mobilisation. She is a graduate from the College of Business Studies, University of Delhi and holds an MA in Sociology. Previously, as part of the leadership team at Haiyya Foundation, she expanded the organisation’s reach at the grassroots level and gave strategic direction to its youth led community projects and campaigns.Read complete profile
Haiyya’s goal was to equip leaders with the skills necessary to build collective power in local communities to demand accountable and responsive governance on issues such as sanitation, environment, health and gender etc. Sukhmani has also worked with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation on experiential learning and with UNICEF for building a citizen’s charter. She learnt community organising from the Harvard Kennedy School under the mentorship of Prof. Marshall Ganz.
 
 
ABHINAV SAIKIA
Abhinav is an alumnus of BITS-Pilani. Prior to TQH, he worked as an Intellectual Property (IP) Consultant at Hourglass Research where his work primarily revolved around advising clients in India and abroad on matters relating to IP value creation, licensing and IP rights enforcement policies. During his stint at Hourglass Research, he worked part-time as a Resident Policy Analyst with NextElection, a community-driven town hall platform for politicians, journalists and citizens.Read complete profile
At NextElection he worked on various crucial subjects, such as Minimum Support Price for farmers, regulatory framework for application-based cab aggregators, and pollution in India. Abhinav has also briefly worked with Maadhyam where he analyzed patterns of minority participation in education and employment in India for the purpose of undertaking public consultations on the issue.
 
 
AKSHAY AGARWAL
A former LAMP fellow to MP Shri. Jagdambika Pal, Akshay was part of the University of Chicago run International Innovation Corps (IIC) Fellowship, where he worked closely with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka to understand the state’s implementation of government interventions in health and prepare future action plans for the Department.Read complete profile
He is a development practitioner with a Master’s in Development from Azim Premji University. His interests lie in environment and ecology, health and nutrition, urban governance and public institutions. He has worked on a project to restructure the Bruhat Bangalore Municipal Corporation and assisted the former Chief Election Commissioner Dr. SY Qureshi on a competitive analysis of electoral practices in South and South-East Asia.
 
 
VANYA GUPTA
Vanya is an public policy and development professional with a Master’s in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from Mumbai University. She started her career as an Analyst in the Public Sector and Governance team at PwC, where she analyzed trends in developing economies and conducted research on multiple subjects in the development sector for consulting assignments.Read complete profile
She has also worked at the grassroots level to evaluate policy implementation in villages and districts. Most recently, she worked as a research assistant at IDS on the applications of blockchain technology for social impact.

Careers

We are looking for dynamic and energetic people to join our team as Public Policy Analysts and Project Leads. This is an opportunity to work on cutting-edge public policy research and advocacy problems, while engaging with a wide variety of policy issues and interacting with a gamut of stakeholders. We are a small well-knit team that is redefining the way public policy is made in India. As one of the few consulting firms in the space, we offer strong multi-disciplinary research expertise and couple it with solid experience of effective communication and advocacy. If our work sounds exciting to you, then read on! See more

Role: Public Policy Analyst/ Project Lead

Role description

  • Undertaking policy research and analysis to help clients formulate evidence backed positions on key policy interventions in their sectors; supporting clients in crafting advocacy strategies and helping them put these into action
  • Working on in-house research projects to build and showcase thought leadership on key policy issues under consideration by the government, especially in sectors that are dynamically evolving
  • Furthering the cause of civic engagement and participatory governance by supporting public policy research and learning through YLAC programs in different cities across the country

Qualifications required

  • Degree from a reputed university in law/ economics/ public policy/ political science/ related fields or experience in policy research
  • 3-6 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in a structured and insightful manner
  • Excellent communication skills and an eye for detail
  • Ability to work in a dynamic working environment with a strong desire to learn new skills

Perks and Compensation

  • Compensation commensurate with experience and in line with market expectations
  • An intellectually stimulating work environment with colleagues from top schools in India and abroad
  • An opportunity to shape the way policy making is undertaken in India and a chance to inform the thinking on rapidly evolving policy areas
  • An avenue to work directly with marquee clients and an opportunity to pick up a wide range of skills
  • A platform to engage with policy enthusiasts through sister organisation Young Leaders for Active Citizenship

Location

Lajpat Nagar III, New Delhi with sporadic travel to other cities

To apply

Please submit your details along with your resume, one well-researched writing sample (not more than 8 pages) and two references through the form here. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

In case you have any questions, you may write to us at office(at)thequantumhub.com

Get in touch

If you need any information, please write to us at office(at)thequantumhub.com or call us at +91 11 4953 6117

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10AM to 6PM