1994-95 - Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia: Water & Sanitation Engineer, International Committee of the Red Cross

This role consisted of emergency relief organisation in ex-Soviet Union, post-conflict zones. Rupert set up water & sanitation renewal programmes for clinics and hospitals. He also created fabric and roofing renewal projects and led distributed teams of 30 workers, in a team. He was responsible for budgets of 100 million roubles. 14 projects of varying sizes were completed during his mission, working in Nagorno Karabagh within Azerbaijan and also Georgia and Abkhazia, on the Black Sea. This was a challenging mission, given that he had to negotiate with mafia and live in many different places.