Please find below my services and practice areas. I work on a day rate basis for consulting and am happy to discuss long-term assignments as well. 

It is easy to contact about an assignment, or to have a confidential meeting. We are based in London, UK. Please send an email if you would like to get in touch or share a thought: mailto:


  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Project Management and Evaluation + Troubleshooting (including helping projects to deliver)
  • Public Design
  • Publishing (offline and online)

I have a strong track record in the following practice areas:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Health 2.0 and Health Communications
  • Human Development
  • Innovation
  • Media
  • Public Design

I work in the following regions:

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia


We work on a day rate basis for consulting and are happy to discuss long-term assignments as well. Please send an email if you wish to discuss an assignment further. We abide by the United Nations Global Compact for all work.

Our rates are negotiable and set according to the UN Consultants Remuneration Guidelines:

“1.    In accordance with established practice, the following rates are the basis on which to set the remuneration of consultants employed by the United Nations, effective 1 January 2010.

(in United States dollars)
(expressed in gross terms)

Level        Monthly rate    Daily rate

B          6,300 -11,600     320 – 580

C        11,400 – 13,800     570 – 700

3.    Assigning the level

    The primary consideration in establishing the level to be assigned to the consultant shall be the nature of the services to be provided by the consultant, i.e. the complexity, difficulty and extent of the work to be performed and the degree of expertise required to accomplish it.

    Level B: This level is considered to be the normal level at which the vast majority of the Organization’s consultants are employed.  It is used for the consultant who is highly trained and has long experience in one of the technical/administrative fields of the Organization.  His/her recommendations, for example, may form one of several contributions to the accomplishment of a specific project of a comparatively narrow scope.

    Level C: This level is used infrequently and is reserved for the consultant who is known world-wide as a top authority in his specialty.  His/her mission may result in operational activities involving large commitments of staff and funds.”   

United Nations Global Marketplace ( Vendor.

Clients served include: Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine – Toronto, Canada; Harvard Institute for International Development; UNAIDS; UNCTAD; UNICEF; National Health Service/Great Ormond Street Hosptial for Children NHS Trust/Institute of Child Health – London, UK; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Mongolia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, United States; United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), UNDP New York; Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, UNDP New York; United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Mongolia; World Bank. 

“I highly recommend Mr. David South as a communications consultant who gets results.” Brian DaRin, Representative/Director, USAID Investment & Business Development Project, Global Technology Network/ International Executive Service Corps-Mongolia, 23 September 1999

“I highly recommend Mr. [David] South as a thoughtful, insightful, analytical, creative and very amicable person who has the unique ability to not only grasp complex problems but also to formulate a vision and strategy that gets things done. … ” Cosmas Gitta, Former Assistant Director, Policy and United Nations Affairs at United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in UNDP

Long-term Assignments

Negotiable but based on P5, D1 and D2 UN Base Salary rates plus Post Adjustment:


P5: New York, USA: US $138,000

D1: New York, USA: US $161,000

D2: New York, USA: US $174,000


David South International can bring two decades’ experience working in the international realm to its work. This has included at the highest levels with the United Nations and national governments. Importantly, this has been at key moments, be it rescuing a country from a major crisis, to helping large institutions to re-think their work and methodology to keep pace with the 21st century.


Unique in this area, David South International can bring first-hand experience leading innovative and transformative projects, combined with a wealth of first-hand knowledge on innovation gleaned first-hand from those who are doing it around the world. From being called the ‘Godfather of the Mongolian Web’ to a “role model” at the United Nations and the UK’s NHS, DSI has a knack for being where it is just getting exciting. What is the result? A sparky mind that can offer rich insights combined with practical actions to get results.

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