1997-98 - Eastern Congo: Project Finance Assessment Officer, Christian Aid, ECHO, DfID

Rupert was sent to the Congo, to oversee a complete financial audit at the Bukavu regional office. He was responsible for ensuring fulfilment of ECHO, DfID and Christian Aid reporting procedures, for a large agriculture and food security programme in rural Bukavu, which was a post-conflict zone. The budget was c.£1,500,000. Conducting most of the work in French, he also set up a monitoring & evaluation of programme to help ensure the operation remained on track.