Strategic Information & Management Unit

Strategic Information & Management Unit

Unit Head- Consultant Community Physician

This unit is responsible for the overall monitoring and evaluation of Cancer Control programme, projects and activities in close liaison with all development actors, partners and bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors in Sri Lanka.


  • Surveillance of cancers National Cancer Registry & Population based cancer registries in Selected district.
  • Development of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks.
  • Handling of cross-cutting specialties.
  • Health information management.

Terms of reference

  • To work within and support the relevant National committees and technical working groups to develop and regularly up-date national policies, strategies, guidelines, protocols and frameworks for implementation of strategic information management services in Sri Lanka.
  • To ensure implementation, appropriate extension and be accountable for M&E frameworks, collation, collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of strategic information and reports as per national level protocols.
  • To collaborate with senior management team of each unit, Cancer care hospitals and other relevant authorities in decision making and carrying out of strategic information management services.
  • To work with other NCCP Units to develop comprehensive and coordinated plans for implementation of the National Strategic Plan and other relevant guidelines.
  • To coordinate and work in partnership with public, private, civil society organizations, and development partners at local, national and international level.
  • Coordinate cancer surveillance activities at national and district levels.
  • Facilitate the process of establishing population based cancer registry in the Colombo district and facilitating hospital based cancer registry.
  • To maintain the strategic information management services of the National Cancer control Programme in quality assured manner.
  • To coordinate with and support institutions within and outside the Ministry of Health in the expansion of appropriate, high quality strategic information management services.
  • Training and capacity building of individuals/institutions in the public, private and civil society organizations on strategic information management, in partnership with relevant programme areas in the NCCP.
  • To supervise and monitor the quality of strategic information management services in the programme.
  • Provision of technical support, assistance and guidance to provinces, districts and other organizations and agencies in improving quality, supply and access to strategic information services.
  • Coordination and Maintenance of links between relevant medical specialties and IT related specialties when designing, development, implementation and maintenance of the web site, health information management systems and other health related IT interventions of the NCCP.
  • Provision of timely reports: Annual reports: Quarterly Cancer Control Reports, Cancer Registry data.
  • Need assessment and provision of technical assistance for supply and procurement of necessary items or services for strategic information management services.