His education background is in agribusiness with a master degree in Agriculture and applied Economics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Nkurunziza is currently the head of Traditional Commodities Division at National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) from August 2020, responsible to regulate and provide services as well as advocacy for four commodities namely coffee, tea, pyrethrum and essential oil.

From August, 2014 to June, 2019, He worked as Zone Export Coordinator and from July 2019 up to August 2020 as Coffee Value Chain Specialist in the same institution.