Mr Assery is an experienced trained Economist. For the past 18 years he has worked with the Government of Tanzania in the areas of budget forecast, budget and budgetary process, Public Expenditure Review; Coordinating Government through reading reports and provide technical inputs; supported various ministries in the preparation of budget using MTEF; has been involved in social and economic impact studies and assessments; research; programme design and evaluation.
For the past five years, he has been a Director of Coordination of Government Business, responsible for ensuring that government activities are implemented in coherent manner by convening the government, development partners both bi- lateral, multilateral and UN agencies; Private Sector and CSOs.
He has been coordinating Food Security and Nutrition initiatives as Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) focal person by ensuring that issues of food security and nutrition are well articulated in policies and strategies. Obey chairs the Partnership Accountability Committee which serves as stakeholder’s platform for coordinating G8 initiative on Food Security and Nutrition. The platform consist of Government, Development Partners, Private Sector and CSOs. He has been involved in the HIV and AIDS arena since the late 1990’s, and has participated or supported projects and programmes in terms of strategic planning; policy analysis; programme review and evaluation.
Mr Assery is a seasoned speaker on Food Security and Nutrition in international fora. He has attended several short courses on leadership and management including Authentic Leadership Development course offered by the Harvard Business School.