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Office of Initiative Development

Key Functions

  • Provides direction, guidance, and support in the development of approved initiatives with NIAID
  • Provides advice and assistance to NIAID staff in the initiation, planning, management, quality control, and oversight of the initiative development process
  • Works closely with NIAID Divisions in the drafting of quality initiatives, including writing/editing, coordinating the review and quality control, negotiating content changes, and finalizing the scientific and programmatic text of initiatives
  • Works closely with program staff to provide direction and oversight to initiative development teams
  • Works collaboratively with NIAID staff to develop work assignments and timelines
  • Monitors adherence to and completion of work assignments
  • Evaluates quality of performance and efficiency and timelines of task completion
  • Resolves conflicts of differences of opinion in the initiative development process
  • Develops systems, procedures, policies, tools and training to support the quality and timely completion of NIAID-approved initiatives
  • Works closely with the Division of Extramural Activities┬áto ensure that acquisition packages and grant solicitations are executed in a timely manner
  • Advises the Director of OSPIDA on initiative development workload and process improvement
  • Provides advice on short and long term strategic planning for extramural research initiatives and participates in strategic planning activities
  • Monitors, analyzes, and reports on the Institute's portfolio of approved initiatives

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Last Updated March 14, 2012